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LXXV. No. 3 



NEW YORK CITY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1924 



48 PAGES 



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RITICS' FINAL BOX SCORE 



000 YEARLY RENTAL FOR POLra 
f ASH. AND GOVT PAYING mOOO 



of Best Theatres Ootoide Larg tet Cities at Bw^ 
gain Rate— Lease for 20 Years With $15,000 
,',* Annual Refund . 



♦ >r' * J V 



Waabtnsion, Jun* t. 
|Whll» th« Oovernment la paying: 
irljr $600,000 rentals for its va- 
ta departmental office* tbrough- 
It the city, the most desirable Gov- 
nment owned office site is occu- 
by Poll's theatre, which is pay- 
a net rental of $5,000 a year. 
1 1*011'* theatre Is at Pennsylvania 
14th street, opposite the N»w 
Hard Hotel. It is one of the 
(Continued from Page 10) 



HCULOIfS POUCE 
WORI, SAD) MAYW 

rdered Picture Theatre Re- 
' opened — Reformers Com- 
plained of "3 Weeks'' 

Indianapolis. June S. 
iCayor Shanic ordered President 
J. Kingston of the Safety Board 
call a special meeting to con- 
the closure of the &aith pic- 
tbeatre for an hour and a quar- 
; characterising the move as "the 
lost ridiculous piece of police work 
hav* seea in my many years of 

contact with the police." 
Shanks directed that Lieutenant 
(Continued on page 44) 



SnUi THE ACTORS 
AS SALESMDI ON SIK 



Two Weeks' Trial with Ex- 
pense Account and 
Commission 



fix REPEAL BILL 8I0HED 

Washington, June S. 
The President yesterday signed 
he new revenue bill and it now be- 

law. 

To the picture theatre owners 
comes what Is believed will 
a great boon — the repeal of 
he admission tax up to and In- 
•Wling the 60-cent gate. 



A statement issued by the Bo'ard' 
m Directors of the M. P. T. O. A. 
Wsterday following the signing of 
»fce Admission Tax Repeal up to 60 
eents by President Coolldge, In 
*l«lck they expressed how pleased 
««y were at the action of the Presi- 
wnt They followed this with a re- 
'»o* of the activities of their or- 
Iknteatioh in the Admission Tax Re- 
JJ>*1 flght over the last year and 
"Wmed a goodly share of the credit 
J* the winning of the flght for 
wieniRelves. 



Soon You Will See 

TOTO 

AND HIS 

REVUE A LA MINUTE' 



Small time actors touring the In- 
dependents are doubling as travel- 
ing salaamen and raplonlalilng their 
summer bankrolls. , 

A few got in on tha Idea some 
time ago. They did so well the 
(Continued on pa^e 44) 



EQUITY'S l8t MONEY 



Actor With Job Must Pmy Large 
Bill to Ass'n Within 3 Weeks 



What the new agreement between 
Ekiuity and the Shubert managerial 
faction means to players In the 
matter of prompt payment of dues 
is demonstrated by a current In- 
stance. An actor who was out of 
employment for the better part of 
three years recently started playing 
with an independent company. He 
was far back in dues and provision 
was made that the amount be taken 
out of his salary at the rate of IK 
a week startlns the first week. 

Only under such an arrangement 
coald he take the lob, it Is aHeged. 
The delinquent must clean up all 
(Continued on page 44) ' 



NON-STOCK RECORD 



Nobody Wants "Deep Tangled Wild- 
wood^ 



Ge'orge S. Kaufman Is claiming 
unique rating for "The Deep Tan- 
gled Wlldwood," which he and Marc 
Connolly wrote and Oeorge Tyler 
produced. 

George says it holds the non-stock 
record of the season. 

"Wlldwood" lasted but a couple 
of weeks on Broadway. Like all 
other plays that see the light of 
day in Times Square, It was turned 
over to a play broker. 

None of the stock companies seem 
to want it. 

Kaufman admits maybe one or 
two stocks tried It, but not more. 

He and Marc are Interested as 
regular authors, getting 50 per cent 
of tha stock right*. 



FULL PEHCEIIM EMU WALLACE HOmR, 51, WU. 



m OF B WS 




Rathbiw ("Sun") LmJ* Re- 
viewers Aclrreiy Writiiic 
to Season'* End— ^mig** 
PercentAffe as of Jan. 23, 
When Stoppinc, StOl Hifk 
for Men of Dailies— Dale 
("Anerican") Slopped 
Feb. 15 Throagh Illness 
and Rates Second on En- 
tire List — Maatre 
("New.") Caught Urgeit 
Number (136) of New 
Plays— WooUcott ("Son") 
Bottoms List 



170 OPENINGS 



Confusion tc soma extent has 
marked the newspaper way of tho 
New York dalMea la asaooiaUon 
wltlk thetr theatrical departments 
this show season. Througli the 
changes coming about by mergers 
or lifted ownerships of the papers^ 
Variety's box score of percentages 
does not hold a firm - or complete 
complement of reviewers, with an 
absentee through the illness of AUn 
Dale. 

Of the critics continuously criti- 
cizing for their papers to the sea- 
son's end, Stephen Rathbun of "The 
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NOT DIVORCE HANPSQMEST MAN 



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Miss Hbpper^s Preu-AgeHted Age of €4 and "Eng- 
lish Army Of^cer" Marriage Ffartt Aids for 
Momi»p-for-Woinett Only 






TAHMANr' OFFKUL 
SONG AND MELOBT 



Vwiting Delegates Will B« 

Greeted by it— Lopez' Band 

at Both Convention 



Tha Hippodrome, New York, Is 
dickering with tha Vincent Lopez 
Band to be its headline the week 
(Jtma 2S) of tho Democratic con- 
vention at Madison Square Oarden. 

Lopes has baen engagad by tha 
conmlttaa to make a special ar- 
rangement of "Tammany," which wdl 
be the offlclal song and tune at the 
conven^on. It will be usM to wel- 
come all visiting delegates. Lopes' 
band will play at, the Democratic 
convention and tho'Repabllcan con- 
vention at Cleveland. 

Lopes has bean bookaS for <a 
summer run at tba Palaea. Naw 
York. 



ALL-DTDIAK JAZZ BAED 

A new act for vaudeville has 
Chief As-Komon and all Indian 
braves as the personnel of an In- 
dian musical and singing turn. 

The members are all American 
Indian. 



FINAL CRmCAL BOX SCORE 

Season of "23 -'24 

The key to tlia abbreviation* ia: 8R (shows reviewed); R (right); 
W (wrong); O (no opinion expressed); Pet. (pareantaga). 

\ _ SCORE A8 OF MAY 31 

6R. R. W. O. Pet. 

CRAIQ ("Mail") 78 53 1» • .877 

DALE ("American") 103 67 30 6 .055 

RATHBUN ("SurtV) 84 61 30 3 .660 

BROUN ("World") 89 55 28 6 .573 

MANTLE ("Newe") 136 76 51 9 .559 

CORBIN ("Times") .....100 52 40 8 .510 

HAMMOND ("Tribune") 105 54 38 13 310 

WOOLLCOTT ("Sun") 114 67 47 tt JOO 

VARIETY'S OWN SCORE 

SR. R. W. 6. Pet. 

VARIETY (Combined) 155 124 28 3 .800 

PULASKI (Ibee) 39 36 3 .923 

8CHADER (Fred) 11 10 1 .909 

GREEN (Abel) 21 16 5 .702 

LAIT 54 38 15 1 .704 



Kdna Wallaoa Hoppar, who la 
tourlac la tba wa«t undar tha baaaer 
of rerlrea youth tn womaa. wtU aat 
dlTorea- A. O. (Bert) Browa, tlM poy- 
ula» maaager of tha Playhouae and 
the shepherd of tha Lambs. 

An tha talk of lldna catttag: ready 
to wed aa Kngltah army offlear, raal 
or fictional, la preaa work. Tlioaa 
stories reach print on tha assump- 
tion Mlsa Hoppar la dl\t>raad aad 
(Coatlauad oa paca 44> ' 



SENATE aNHEE NAT 
WITHHOLD REPORTS 



Senator Brandegee's Opinion 
Accepted as Sense of Sen- ^ 
atoriai Committee 



Variaty-Clippar Bureau, 
Kvana Btdg., WaaMitgton, 

June t. 
Senator Richard P. Brnst (R.), of 
Kentucky, chairmaa of the Senate 
Patents Comftiittee, would not di»- 
euaa any probaMa aeUon of hlf 
committee in reference to their ac- 
tion on the several bills proposing 
(Continued on page 44) 






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GOLDErS "PIGS" OPEHtS 

Accepted as Indicating Equity' Only 
Forcing Off New York Show* 

AUantio City, June 3. 

It w«s accepted that Equity doea 
not intend to force shows oil in 
other cltioa, through the open- 
in here last night of the John 
OoMen production, "Pigs." Qolden'a 
"Seventh Heaven," in New York, 
w«a marked off and closed by ESquity 
Saturday. 

Prank Craven staged "PlgSk" by 
Patterson McNott and Ann* Mor- 
rison (of "The World"). 



COSTUMCS: 

Who will maka your text onaaT 
Those who have bought from ua 

say— 

BROOKS-MAHIEU 

1137 ir.tiiT T«l, (ito Pesn. M.t.a^ 
.^11,000 Costumes for °— *-' * 



VAftlETVS LONDON OFFrCE 



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INTERNAri ECHANGE OF ACTS 
NOT SATISFYING ENGUSH TURNS 



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Germans Not Paying Size Salaries Expected l>3r 
Britons — Five-Piece Jazz Band "Doubling** for 
$200 Weekly in Berlin 



Iiondon, June S. 

The much vaunted outlet for un- 
employed English variety turns In 
Germany, through the Interchange 
of acts agreement between the V. A. 
F. and I. A. !•., Is not working out 
as satisfactory for the Britons as 
they anticipated. 

Despite the figures shown by the 
German managers, they are not payr 
' Ing big salaries. 

A British Jazz band of five people 
was booked for Berlin under an 
arrangement by wlilch they were 
to play a vaudeville bouse and then 
play three hours of dance music at 
1200 per week. 

To make It a little harder, a Ocfr- 
man International agent recently 
went to Berlin and asked the local 
managers there what they wei-e 
paying for the British acts. Upon 
being shown the contracts, he swore 
he could deliver British turns fpr 
half. 

The pathetic part of It all is that, 
owing to conditions )n Bngland, the 
agen^ probably wasn't very far 
wrong. 



SHAW'S PREFACE PADS 
"SAINT JOAN" BOOK 

Author Now Writing It— Pub- 
lishers Have Set Pricer;- 
May Answer Critics 



London, June . S. 

While "Saint Joan" runs at the 
?Tew theatre, the time la ripe for 
the publication of the play. So 
Constable & Co. think. But Ber- 
nard Shaw thinks otherwise. 

The book was announced to come 
out in the spring, which Is now end- 
ing. The play Itself Is In type and 
the proofs have been read by privil- 
eged eyes. The public Is subscrib- 
ing for copies In thousands. 

But the author has Instituted a 
hold-up. As usual he Is writing a 
preface and as usual it Is to be a 
long one. This time, however. It 
will be excessively long. He Is still 
writing It Moreover, he doesn't care 
how long he is on the Job. He in- 
tends to have his say. 

Perhaps Shaw is answering in it 
all the criticisms, not only of 
"Saint Joan," but of "Back to 
Methuselah." 

The price of the volume was flzed 
at six shlllingrs — a low figure. The 
publishers evidently thought they 
could not charge more for one play. 
They did not bargain for a preface 
of the length this one Is going to 
be. When they receive the printer's 
bill, they'll probably wish they had 
fixed the price at the usual level. 



SIMONE AS L'AIGLON 



Many Candidates for Theatre Sarah 
Bernhardt 



Paris, June S. 

Mme. Simone, for want of a novel- 
ty, is playing the lead, travesty, in 
"Li'Alglon" at the Theatre Sarah 
Bernhardt, the lease of which 
tempts the millionaire actress, alias 
Mme. Porchet. 

There will be a legion of candi- 
dates for the direction of this play- 
house If Maurice Bernhardt Is forced 
out by the municipality (owner of 
th* property). 



"EVENING DRESS" SKETCH 

London, June S. 
Yesterday at the Coliseum Violet 
Vanbrugh (English legit) and com- 
pany appeared in a comedy sketch, 
"Evening Drees Indlspensible." It 
la clever and well played. 



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LACK OF LONDON TRADE 
FORCES DOWN RENTS 



Wembley Expo. Appears 
Keep Business Dpwn In- 
stead of Booming It 



to 



Liondiori, June t. 

In spite of the optimistic prophets, 
the opening of the Briiij^ Empire 
Exhibition has not resulted'ln good 
businetM for the theatres In general. 

It seems rather the reverse. Sev- 
eral playhouses, instead of being at 
the usual premium and high rental, 
may be aecured on fair ahalrlng 
terms. 

There is a dearth of tenants, with 
the oonsequence that pricee axe 
lower than at any time alnce the 
war. 

The Savoy/ for a period renting at 
$2,500 per week. Is now g^ing at 
f 1,7 SO. Several tbeatrM are dark. 
At this time last year every house 
In town was open. 



MISS THORNDIKE'S CHOICE 



Friends Not so Sangume Over 
"Masses and Men" 



London, June S. 

Blrnst Toller's play, "Masses aiid 
Men," has been produced at a pri- 
vate performance by. the Stage So- 
ciety with Sybil Thorndike In the 
woman's part. 

The reception accorded was so 
enthusiastic that Miss Thorndike 
says she will put the piece up after 
"Saint Joan" finishes at the New 
theatre. 

Her advisers say that t>y doing so 
she may Imperil some of the profits 
gathered from ''Saint Joan." 



ETHEL LEVEY'S JAZZ BAND 



Warmly Welcomed at Victoria Pal- 
ace, London — Clumsily Handled 



London, June S. 

A British jazz band is assisting 
Ethel Levey, who opened yesterday 
at the Victoria Palace. Miss Levey 
was warmly welcomed back. 

Another turn Is "Nereid," an 
Illusion, "creating a woman out of 
nothing." It looks like a good 
Illusion, but here la clumsily 
handled. 



OZFOED VACANCIES FILLED 

Lonoon, June S. 

Vacancies In the directorate of 
the Oxford Theatre Co. have been 
filled by the election of R. H. Gil- 
lespie (Moss') and Charles Gulliver. 
This company is paying a 10 per 
cent dividend this year. 

The successions result from the 
death of Henry Wills and the seri- 
ous illness of Joseph Davis. 



'GEEAT ADVENTUEE' EEVIVAL 

London, June 3. 
The long talked of revival of **The 
Great Adventure," Arnold Ben- 
nett's most successful play, will 
eventuate at the Haymarket, June 
S. Leslie Faber will play the lead 
— the part originally done In Lon- 
don by Henry Ainley. 



SEARCHINQ FOB THEATRE 

London, June S. 
Josephine Victor Is here seeking 
to close for a theatre In which to 
produce "Dolly Jordan." 



Foster- Dolly Cabaret Opens 
liondon, June 8. 
The Cafe de Paris has been 
opened here by Harry Foster and 
Eddie Dolly as a cabaret with a floor 
show. 

Foster has gone to Berlin with a 
British cabaret show. ; 



Max Conducting Orchesira 

London, Jun« 8. 
Charles Max is now conducting 
the dance orchestra at the Troca- 
dero. Until recently he was a part- 
ntr of Qrock. 




Belle View Theatre, Niagara 
Falls, great. Back to the apartment 
Thursday. Frank Van Hoven, "Ice 
Man," always busy; always doing 
a new bit; always a big laflflng hit. 

Theatre here is a way out from 
town; ask Gordon "PrOpa" to send 
you where we stopped. Right across 
the street; great, some digs. Two 
a day; a great date. 

JEAN MIDDLETON 
FRANK VAN HOVEN 

Direction EDW. 8. KELLER 



EI^ JANIS' SHOW 
LOOKS LKE SUCCESS 



"Elsie Janis at Home," at 

Queens, London, with Miss 

JanIs in Every Act 



London, June 8. 

"Elsie JanU At Home" opened 
last night at the Queens and look 
like a financial success. 

The personal triumph for Miss 
Janls was emphatic. She appeared 
In each of the turns on what 
amounts to a really claesy vaude- 
ville show, besides doing her own 
specialties. 

As a whole the Janls show Is 
slmlliar to the entertainment ebe 
headed under her own name in the 
BUtea. 

In the company are Walter Pald- 
geon, a baritone, Layton and John- 
stone, colored comedians. Tiller's 
Palace Girls and Trevor and Harris, 
ballroom dancers, all splendidly 
r^elved. 



DEWIAND FOR MEMOIRS 

H. Chance Newton Writing Two 
ffeete 



London, May 2t. 

There la an enormous boom In 
theatrical reminiscences at the mo- 
ment. H. Chance Newton Is writ- 
ing his memories of the stage for 
one paper and those of vaudeville 
for another, while a daily Is pub- 
lishing extracts from the memoirs 
of Harker, the scenic artist. 

The memoirs of Sir Charles Haw- 
trey, entitled "The Truth at Last," 
will be published In book form In 
June, having been completed since 
the actor's death by Somerset 
Maugham. The title arises from 
the fact that Hawtrey was gener- 
ally cast for the part of a humorous 
liar. 



REVUE HIT 



At Ambassadeurs, Paris — Splen- 
didly PrMiuced 



Paris, June 8. 

The Ambassadeurs Revue was 
warmly welcomed and revealed it- 
self as being splendidly mounted. 

It features Chris Richards and 
Madame N&plerkowsk.a. 



VOLTEREA IN PARIS 

Paris, June 3. 

Leon Volterra has arrived with 
his wife, accompanied by the Whit- 
more sisters and several Zlegfeld 
"Follies" girls who are booked for 
the forthcoming Casino Revue. 

In the fall Volterra will return to 
New York to produce the Casino 
Revue. 



AYETON FOE "HASSAN" 

London, June 3. 

R«ndle Ryrton has been signed by 
Charles Dillingham for the title role 
In "Hassan," to bo produced In 
New York. 

The deal was negotiated shortly 
after the arrival here of the pro- 
ducer. 



THREE SIMULTJUiOUS mm 
IN LONDON, FOR FIRST 



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,j. ..V 



Coyent Garden, Carl Ro«a and Brituh National 
ganizations — ^Wagnerian Cycle, 12(^Year Revn 
and G. and S. Rep. 



REPLY TO CRITICISM . 
VEXING FRENCH COURT 



Court of Appeal Gives Publish- 
er Right for Deletion, but 
Question May Be- Passed On 



Parle, M&y 27. '' 

The Court of Appeals has not 
definitely decided whether a pub- 
lisher must print the entire reply 
6f a person criticized In his publica- 
tion, a« t>rovided by French la^. 
Another appeal court later may give 
the climax to the delicate contro- 
verey. ' 

It Is the outcome of the long trial 
between the editor of the "Revue 
des Deux Mondes" and the authors 
of "Les Persea" (Silvain and Jon- 
t .r), translated from the Greek aiid 
played a few times at the Comedle 
Francalse. 

The magazine gave an unfavor- 
able criticism, to which Silvain took 
objection and demanded space to ex- 
plain his views. 

The publisher, R. Doumic, refused 
to print all of the Silvain letter, and 
was sued for that reason (not for 
libel). 

The case hap passed through ^11 
the French tribunes up to the high- 
est court, which finally nullified the 
lower decision, ceding the pub- 
lisher's right to refuse to Insert the 
reply to a criticism, but leaving H 
loophole to bring the case before a 
special board to be conatltuted . to 
settle this vexed question once for 
aJl. 



London, May 

Opera prevails In London, 
an Interval of many years 
again a season given by the 
Garden Opera Syndicate. 

The cycle of Wagnerian 
dramas constituting the NibeK 
Ring haa been sung here In 
man for the first time since' 
days of poison gas and trench 
Strauss's "Salome" and "Der _.!, 
kavalier'' also have been glvil 
hearing In their native lingo. ' 
lowing German opera, the syndic 
will put forward Italian opera 
In June. 

Today the Carl Rosa Opera 
pany starts at the Scala with 
dello," the 120 -year-old oomi 
tlon of Ludwig von Beethoven. 

The arrival of a rival comi 
singing In English occurs at ., 
Majesty's June 6, when the Brtu 
National Opera Company will. I 
•yme. This organization la ^| 
young and active concern tha^j 
late years has been serving the 1 
with old and new operas. 

Three simultaneous seasonv,3J 
grand opera has never before^ 
curred in London. 
— In addition to these comi 
the D'Oyly Carte troupe si 
at the Prtnco'e. . All the worth- . 
pieces In the Gilbert aind SulL 
series, and this is practically^ 
lot, have recently been revived 
for short runs, and now for 
weeks these -eomie operas wt 
played In rapid repertoire, wi 
nightly change of bill. 



LOEW EXPECTED 



London Visit Will Settle Tivoli 
Matter 



London, June 3. 

Marcus Loew la expected here 
about June 22, when final plans to 
purchase the Tivoli will be made 
and the purchase negotiated. Kr 
William Jury and Mr. Loew are 
both interested. 

The Tivoli plays Metro pictures 
under an agreement, but it Is ex- 
pected the plan to take the house 
over will work to better advantage 
than the one now In vogue. 

The complete Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer output wil! be shown in this 

While Mr. Iioew Is here the com- 
pletion of the Metro-Goldwyn for- 
eign distribution arrangements will 
be made. 



J. Robert Rubin, the attorney, and 
probably IiYed Niblo will leave New 
York with Mr. Loew June 14 on the 
Leviathan. 



7. D. WHLIAHS COMINa 

Ix>ndon, June 8. 

J. D. Williams sailed on the Le- 
viathan today for New York. He 
said he would have no announce- 
ment to make concerning his motion 
picture plans until after his arrival 
in New York. 

Williams Is president of Rltz- 
Carlton Pictures and has a contract 
with Rodolph Valentino, which is 
delayed while Valentino completes 
another picture for Paramount. 



AFTEE 150 TEAES 

London, June 3. 

The next dramatic corpse to be 
revived by the Phoenix Society is 
Congreve's comedy, "The Old 
Bachelor," which has not been seen 
in London f^r 150 years. 

The leading parts will be played 
by Isabel Jeans and William J. 
Rea. 



HUTCHISON TOUEING CANADA 

London, June 3. 
Percy Hutchison will tour Can- 
ada In the autumn. He opens with 
a repertory Including "Bulldog 
Drummond" and "Brewster's Mil- 
lions," at Montreal in September. 



Queen's Cabaret Closes 

London, June 8. 
The Queen's Hall cabaret closed 
last Saturday. 



lEW FOLtES BERGEEE 

Paris, Jun« 
Among the features of 
LeMarch&nd revue, "Coeurs es 
lies," scheduled to open at the I 
Bergere tomorrow night, will 
troupe of Tiller girls, Jimmy 
ton and Trixie Andree. 



DEATHS ABEOAD 

Auguste Arnault, French Jc 
ist and playwright, died last . 
Louis Turbat, French oomedi 
Mme. Davrigny, French actre_ 
M. Truyen, director of the Gj 
naso theatre, Liege, Belgium, 
killed at Spa, last week, age^ 
years, in an automobile accideiȣ^ 

Henry Jacquet, artist-painter, 
Nice, France, aged 68. 



SAILINGS 

June 14 (New York^to Loni 
Marcus Loew, J. Robert Rubin, : 
Niblo and Mrs. Nlblo (Levlath 

June 14 (London to New . 
Frances (3arson (Berengaria). 

June 4 (New York to Lonrf^ 
Carmel Myers, Mrs. Anna Mjl 
Julana Johnstone, Mrs. A. Re*-. 
Johnstone, Ernest Wolfe, Helmi 
Goeze, Paul Ehner and Edf 
Burns, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lc 
Mrs. Margaret Talmadge, John . 
erson, Anita Loos (Mrs. Emers 
Edna Ferber and Mrs. Julia Fer. 
Jeanne Eagles, Max Gabel, Jet 
Goldstein (Berengaria). 

June 4 (New York for Londd 
Jeanne Eagels, Gilbert Miller (j 
engaria) . 

June 4 (New York to Londfl 
Jeanne Eagels, Gilbert Miller (1 
rengarla). 

June 4 (New York to Londoi 
Lowell Sherman (Berengaria). 

June 3 (London to New York),« 
D. Williams (Leviathan). 

June 2 (New York to Queer 
town), Mrs. Arthur Harris (sist* 
In-law of Sam H. Harris), R. ' 
Brlnkerhofr (Republic). 

June 3 (New York to Berli 
Maria Sampson, C. Hooper 
(Cleveland). 

May 31 (New York to LondC- 
May Robson, Lillian Harmer (Ml 
newaska). 



THE TIIIER SCHOOLS 
OF DANCING 

143 Charing Cross Road 
LONDON 

Director, JOHN TILLER, 







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V A R I B T r 



GDDJ) WARMLY ARGUES 
OVER ADMITANCE OF WOMEN 



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Interest in New Organization Brought Out When 
Motion Presented — ^Many Women Present at 
<'i^ Bijou Theatre's Open Meeting Last Week 



Th« Jewish Theatrical Guild, ta 
tU third open meeting at the Bijou 
theatre. New York, last Wednesday 
Bl^t, saw an overflowing orchestra 
attendance. It was the third meet- 
jnf of similar nature by the Guild, 
«aoh In the BlJou, donated by the 
Shuberts. 

President William Morris, who 
presided, commented upon the at- 
tendance, and the number of women 
present. ■ ' 

. With Mr. Morris upon the -tage 
{iiflrere several who spoke during the 
•yenlng. It was made plain to 
the membJ-rs in the audience that 
their privilege to express opinions 
pr Ideas was unrestrained and un- 
ircsiricted. 

* The statement was made by Dr. 
"Rugo RiesRnfeld that the Guild's 
treasury held a balance of $8,000. 
'^It was reiterated by Mr. Morris the 
Guild does not seek subscriptions 
or contributions; that :t wants only 
members. The dues to tiie Guild 
are flO yearly, with a life member- 
'•hip $250. The life membership is 
' ▼clvntory an<T not solicited There 
was no sohcitntion of any character 
at the meeting ether than a request 
by Mr. Relkin to bring in new m«?m- 
bers. Mr. .Kelkin presented the 
memherflhir application of Jacob P. 
Adier, one cf the personatfes on the 
•tage. 

Loney Haskell made an Impas- 
sioned address and swept the audt- 
•nce along with him. Mr. Haskell 
•aid the only error the Guild had 
committed wom- In waiting 20 years 
too long to form. 

The audience would not permit 
the meeting to {>roceed until Mr. 
Haskell again addressed It, when 
- IM said that there was a motion be- 
fora the meeting, made at the pre- 
Tlous one. It was on the question, 
•aid Mr. Haskell, whether the Jew- 
ish Theatrical Guild should admit 
Wt>men to full and active member- 
•hip,' on a parity with the men. - 

Mr. Morris read the motion, which 
had been worded for the constitu- 
tion when the Guild oontemplated 
men only as its members. The mo- 
tion read that any person associated 
with the show business of good 
character and Jewish blood should 
>• eligible. 
:.^,. It opened up a discussion that 
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ENGLAND'S CHANCELLOR 
KNOWS GOOD OLD JOKE 

Then du Maurier Told One on 

Prime Minister — Not 

So Good 



London, May 2&. 
At a recent dinner, Phillip Snow- 
den, M. P., the Chancellor of the 
Exchequer, told a story to the ef- 
fect that, talking of his wife, he 
told a friend on the day they were 
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AMERICANS IN EUBOFE 

Paris, May*2<. 
In Paris last week: Cgden Reld 
(New York Herald Tribune); Dud- 
ley Field Malone; Mme. Luella 
Mellna (coloratura soprano) ; Avery 
Hopwood; John Parker, New York 
artist; Howard Mullins. dramatic 
critic; William McLeod Raine, 
novelist; K. H. Sothern, Julia Mar- 
1 we; Dorothy Earlc; Dr. Frits 
Holm (New York author); Col. A. 
G. Mills (vlce-presider.t Olsrmplc 
gair.~s cimmAslon); J. Mills Han- 
( .1 (author): Miss Cecil V. Dor- 
rlan. 



A. A.'s Trouble Over Sweepstakas 
London, May 26. 

The Actors Association is contin- 
ually adding to Its experience of 
trouble. It is now in conflict with 
the police who raided the Liverpool 
Branch ofllce. 

The A. A., in Its desire to raise 
funds, had organized a sweepstake 
on the Derby and members have ap- 
parently been too eager In hawking 
the tickets about. 



«KREUTZER_SONATA" 

Frknch Version Liked With Pcir 
and Arquillier* 



t 



Paris, May 28. 

Tha French version of Leo 
Tolstoy "La Sonata a Kreutzer," by 
Famand Noziere and Alfred Sa- 
Tolr, presented 14 years ago, was 
given last week at the Matson de 
^Oeuvre with success. 

Susy Prim impersonates the un- 
telthful wife, Laura, exciting the 
Jealously of her husband, admir- 
ably Interpreted by Arqullliere, but 
the part of the muslcicn -lover, 
Troukatchevski, was less convinc- 
ing as treated by Lugne Poe. 



FRENCH FUH FOOTAGE 

Paris, May 28. 
There were 14,700 meters of films 
presented at the Paris trade shows 
during the week of May 24, of 
which 6.000 meters were of French 
origin, compared with 15,760 meters 
the previous week, of which only 
400 meters were of native manufac- 
ture. 



NEW CASINO REVUE 

Paris, May 27. 

A second version of "On Dit Ca" 

I is due shortly at the Caaino, with a 

change of cast. Woodward's seals 

will miRi-atc to the Alhambra to 

fulfill an OKI engagement. 

Another Rhow Is also being 
mounted at the Folles Bergere. 



' AUSTRIAN TENOR COMINO 

Vienna, May 26. 
. Alfred Piccavor is (Inislied with 
the local oiiera and is leaving for 
London, prior to going to New 
York, early in November, wfiere it 
Is probable he will Join the Metro- 
politan troupe. , 



Bloom's 'Al Smhli' Song 
For hdependents 



Washington, June t. 
Congressman Sol Blu,.in of 
New York has written a song^ 
Last week the Congressman 
lntro<^uced a bill. In Vartety, 
which, U adopted, would 
change the street map of 
Washington. Thia week he 
•ays "Take the 'C out of Cal 
leaves AL" The song tells the 
■tory: 

"AL MEANS SMITH" 
East Side, West Side, aU 

around the town 
You can hear his praise sung, 

a man of real renown 
The type of man like Lincoln 

was 
Courageous, simple, true 
F'or Al Is a pal of the people 
And what they desire he'll do 
Now, he's not highfaluttn' 
He's plain and likes square 

shoot In' 
No matter where, the South. 

North, Blast or West 
Facts prove the need of 

changing^ 
We need some rearranging 
So here's a little change I 
would suggest. 

(Chorus) 
Take the "C" out of Cal and 

that leaves Al 
And Al means Smith 
We know where he stands — 

Respect he commands 
He's the man we're with 
He's always been fair 'cause 
Al's on the square 
His carer Is a fact, not a 

myth 
So, take the "C" out of Cal 

and that leaves Al 
And Al means Smith. 

Following the many hear- 
inpr.t before the House Patents 
Committee, of which Mr, Bloom 
is a member, during which an 
onslauRht was made by I'.e 
radio brcadcaaters to get the 
use of copyright- : nusic free, 
Mr. RIoom said that here was 
a song by an 'unknoi.n' author 
that they, the broadcasters, 
could use without pa; nent. 



I'ti * 1 _i i' 



TWO DIVORCER 

Orinkwatar Namad •• C«-r — poti- 
d«n t -S qwlr— S «p«rat«d 



Ix>nd«B. Juna t. 

Benno MoUwlwltach, pianist, has 
been granted a decre* of divorce 
from his wlfa. Datay Kennedy, the 
▼lollnlsta. Molselwltach named 
John Drlakwater, the draaiatlat, oo- 
respondent. 

MoiselwlUch taatlfled he was 
obliged to go abroad for a concert 
tour and learned, on his return, of 
the facta. Ha stated his wife only 
vlalted her boma a tew houra a 
day to see their children. The plain- 
tiff was awarded tha deerea, with 
costs and the custody of hU chil- 
dren. 

Ronald Squire was awarded a de- 
cree of divorce from hla wife, Mar- 
garet Muriel Martin Harvey (daugh- 
ter of Sir John Martin Harvey) 
naming Garry Marsh, an actor. 
Squire testified his wife left him 
two years ago and went to Australia 
with the co-respondent. The father 
was awarded the custody of the 
two children. 



TALLING LEAVES" 
TRYOUT BEFORE START 



Film Comedy Rewritten Into 

Play — Fred Barnes Hit 

by Car 



London, May 28. 
Sutton Vane's new play, "Falling 
Leaves," will have a four weeks' 
provincial trip before coming to 
London. It open* at Folkeatona, 
June 1, with Liverpool, Brighton 
and Cardiff to follow. The cast in- 
cludes Diana Hamilton, William 
Stacks, Norman Page and the 
author. 



"Airs Button," a Hepworth film 
comedy, has been converted Into a 
stage play and will be produced In 
the autumn by Tubby fiklUa. 



Fred Barnes mat with a aerloua 
accident, knocked down bjr a ear. 
He sustained a broken arm, had 
several teeth knocked out and has 
other injuries to his body. 



Alexander Loftus will produce 
"Bringing Up Father" in She West 
End In tha autumn. Herbert Jay 
will be associated. 



The death occurred May 1 of Ike 
Scott, tha senior partner In the 
vaudeville act of Ike and Will Scott. 
In the old days the act was a well- 
known dancing one and tha part- 
ners always Invented their own 
steps. 



LEON ROOEE m CABARET 

Parla. May M. 

Leon Rogee, musical Imitator, re- 
cently at the Alhambra, Is ap>pear- 
ing at the Cafa da Parla for tha 
supper. His contract calling for 
his services as long aa he remain* 
free of music hall engagements. 

The act is booked at this cabarat 
by E. Rottomburg, London agent, 
who has taken up his residence 
here. He has brought Chris Rich- 
ards to the Ambaasadeurs, and the 
Two Fishers are debuting at the 
new Empire (Paris) under the aus 
pices. 



MORE GRANS GUIONOL 

London, Juna I. 

"This marriage^' at tha Comedy, 
like many matrimonial alllancaa haa 
not been a succeaa. When tha piece 
comes off shortly, Jose Levy wUl 
re-establish Grand Gulgrnol there. 

It is two years since ha last gave 
this form of entertainment of hor- 
rors and aplce at the Little theatre. 



"THE SNARE" ADAPTED 

London, Juna t. 

The next at tha Oarrlck Is an 
adaptation of Rafael Sabatlnl's 
novel, "The Snare," dialog by Leon 
M? Lion and the author. 

The play takes place In Portug..l 
In 1810. One of the characters Is 
the Duke of Wellington to be Im- 
personated by J. Fisher White. 



"Le Pauvra Homme" Indifferent 
Paris, June S. 

"Le Pauvre Homme," three-act 
comedy by Andre Lang, was most 
indifferently received at the The- 
atre des Arts. 

The piece mainly pertains to a 
character study, but sums up as 
lacking suitable action. 

The cast Includes Raoul Marco, 
Rene Montis. Gaston Mauge, Edou- 
ard Cassin, Henrietta Marlon, Ce- 
cile Barre and Germalne Yalta*. 



DELAYS ARE DANGEROUS IN LONDON 

X/ondon, May 18. , 
Whr >■ tha theatra— especially la London — alwaya behind tha 
timaaT 

"Maasa-Menacfa" waa wrMtan by Ernst ToMer In hla Bavarian 
prison in 1918. It has had to wait five years before being presented 
In London. Since it ts not one of those masterpieces that live for aM 
time, H has been losing force steadHy aa the circumstances in which 
it was written first began to aKer. 

Consequently, though the Stage Society has Joined forces with 
Sybil Thorndlka to make Its production at ttia New Theatre a note- 
worthy event, the general Impression is like that of reading old 
nawspapara. Tha stag* direction of Lewis Caacon (S/bU's husband) 
Is extraordinarily rasourcaful In supplying action where no action la 
Indicated in tha text, and Aubrey Hammond's futurist stage designs 
are ainiater enough In all conscience, apart from the comic atock 
exchange. The play Is'lnfamally depreaslng; out of touch with 1884. 
This is only one oaaa among many. Perhaps no great harm la 
done by ttie listlassnesa .of London managers who will not produce a 
Viennese play until It has been first seen In Berlin, Pragua, 
Buchareat, Parla. Montreal and New York, because, as a rule, musical 
comady ta aa good one year aa the year before. But "Katlnka" bad 
to wait so long before it cama to town thait not>ody could miss Ita 
old-fashioned make. 

Ona of tha Worat Cases 
One of the worst cases o( delay had Monckton Hoffe for victim. 
His "Faithful Heart" was written at a tlma whan demobiliaation 
problems filled the newspapers and oooupiad • large part of tha 
thought of the owtn- In -the -street Manager after manager refused a 
play that dealt with the situation in a masterful fashion, although 
a much Inferior play on a slRtllar subject— Maltby's "A Tamporarr 
Gentleman" — was a roiurtng success. At last, Hoffe induced Leon 
M. Lion to stage hla play. There were still more delays. When at 
last it was produced, the critics praised It with the unanimity of a 
Hallelujah chorus. But the public waa not Interaatad In a question 
that had long been sidetracked. 

Then, again, there was the .case of BasM MaoDonald Haatlnga* 
"A Certain Llvellneas," a satire on the aotlrltlea of tha Dafensa of 
the Realm Act. C. B. Cochran read It and oould not ooncaal hla 
delight Tifbe passed, however, before he waa ready to place it on 
the stage. When the St. Martin's was vacant tha old man with 
scythe and hour glass had marked up the score of 1818. "D. O. B. A." 
now troubled nobody. • «:' '■''".',? 

AU Hastings' shafu of wit fell; tha piece waa a fiasco. '* 

Qilbert Miliar'a Silk Hat 
A theatrical manager of real ablHty has a chanca to male* a for- 
tune merely by installing up-to-daAe nietlioda In London. 

But not another man of tha type of Oilbaft MiUor. He began 
well— when he waa an unassuming youngster in a atra^ hat ^ow 
that ha has a ailk hat, ha leaves mss. unread and takaa trlpa to N««r 
York to buy his plays In the highest markat 

Why did WllMam Archer aend "The Oraan Ooddaaa"— «tm a acr«*t 
success at the St James — to tha SelwynsT * 



VOLTERRA MUST ?kl 

PASCAL FOR corrrRACT 



Court Decides— Second Edi- 
tion of Revue Does Not 
Constitute New Show 



Parla, May M. 

Tha Court of Appeala haa con- 
firmed a Judgment of tho Tribune 
condemning Leon Voltarra, aa di- 
rector of the Casino de Parla and 
tha Brussels Alhambra, for can- 
celling a contract entered Into with 
Fred Pascal to play varloua parts 
In a Charlea revue sent to Brus- 
sels in IMO, entitled "Laiasaa-l«s 
Tomber." 

Tha contract, signed In Paris, 
stipulated the performer must retain 
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RUSSIAN BALLET LIKED 



Needs Batter Beta — Danoing 
Imprasaaa 



ParU, May 1«. 

▲ company of Russian dancers. 
Ilka that of Serge De Olaghllew's, 
and called "Les BalleU Russes," 
offered a limited .number of per- 
formancc.<« under control of W. de 
Basil, at tha Atelier (Theatre Mont- 
martre) recently. 

This troupe made good as 
danoera with Elyse Oluck and M. 
D. Oretchlklne, the principals. 

With better sets there Is no raa- 
son why the company shtuld not 
get round the world with the aame 
laurels as Dlaghlle v. 



EAHNV BAND TO &&IL JUNE 16 
Roger Wolfe (Kahn) and hla band, 
under the direction of Arthur Langa, 
will sail for Europe June IS on the 
"Leviathan" accompanied by Otto 
Kahn and his family who leave for 
their annual summer pilgrimage 
abroad. 

Under the patronage of the finan- 
cier, the iMind expects to give con- 
certa on tha boat, at DeauvlUe, 
Monte Carlo and many other famotM 
summer resorts throughout Europe. 



HOFWOOD'S FLAT FLOPS 

London, June S. 
"Bachelor Husbands" last night 
at the ICoyalty Hopped badl](^ The 
piece Is Avery Hopwood's (Amer- 
ican) "Why Men Leave Home." 



CONCERT STARS SAniNa 

Paris, June t. 
Duncan Robertson, baritone, and 
Suzanne Gobel. pianist, both con- 
cert artists, are leaving here for the 
United States. 



:.»,■ 



$40,000,000 WEMHJEY 
OFFER BY AMERICAN 



"L BHtton" Hits London with 
scheme— Got Statement- 
Kipling WHhdraws Literary 
Work 



Londota. Iter tf. - , 
U Britton, tha American, haa ar- 
rived hera, and immediately got 
busy on a acheme ha had (or tho 
buying of Wembley and turning it 
Into a "Joy VUIaga" for -Jadad Lon- 
donera. He talked of tha t40,000,00« 
ha waa prepared to give, but tho 
(Continued on Page 10) 



HOPWOOD'S PROJECTS 

— — _ > 

Has Thraa Praduotiona Slated for 
,,|N*wYorl( 

* - w't^ ■-■■ ■ 

Paris, May U. 

Avery Hopwood, according to 
present arrangements, will have 
three productions created In New 
York next season. He is now 
touching up hla latest comedies 
while aojournlng here. 

Hia first will be "The Star in tha 
Qutter," probably to be mounted 
by tha Frohman company in Sep- 
tember; David Belasco will staga 
tha second and the third Is to fea- 
ture Irene Bordonl. Hopwood like- 
wise sUted Irene Bordonl might 
visit London with "Little Miss 
Bluebeard." 

When buttonholed on tha aub- 
Ject of his marriage to Rose Ro- 
landa he admitted no date has been 
fixed. 

ENGLAND'S POF.^PILII STAB 

London, June S. 

Gladys Jennings, probably tha 
moat popular dramatic film star 
here, has Joined the cast of the new 
comedy "The Other Mr. Gibb," 
which Bannister Howard will pro- 
duce for a short run la the provinces 
prior to bringing it to the West End. 

Robert Hale and Kate Cutler ara 
the "stars" of the production. 



BETROTHAL ANNOUNCED 

Parla May 26. 
Raoul Praxy, author-actor, and 
Mile. Georgette Brazlllon, daughter 
of the president of the Ehchibltorar 
Syndicate, are engaged to ba mar- 
ried. — . 



FARAUOinrrs bbooue 

Paris, June 8. 
Paramount has taken over tha 
management of the Broglla, largaat 
film theatre in Strasbourg. 

,. 1- . ..,«vf 



~:f^v^vv^mmf y's '^r 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



'r:H^: 



W«diM«da7, June 4. li 



BIG TIME BOOKERS TALKED TO 
BY AaOR ON THEIR BUSINESS 



Julius Tannen Will Address Keith and Orpheum's 
Booking StafFs Today (Wednesday) — No One 
Previously Knew What Monologist Would Say 



♦- 



lolliw Tannen la going to talk to 
tba Itlg ttana bookars today 
(Wadnaaday). No ona had any 
knowladga up to laaC night what 
tha Taudayllla monologlat la going 
to talk about. 

It U aald Tannan will tall the 
iKK^ara acme tbinga about tbelr 
bualneaa, which la booking, aa aeen 
by tha regular atanding standard 
vaudavllllan, in which claaalflcatlon 
Tannen atanda. He U the first actor 
to ever addreca aasemfbled booking 
men. 

Tha bookers bacama aware that 
they woald hear an actor tell them 
what Is wrong In big time bookings 
when B. F. Albae at tbelr last meet- 
ing is reported to have advised the 
bo<dcars to gather an masse at the 
usual booking meeting today In the 
Keith office; that* Julius Tannen 
would talk to them. 

Atbea la said to have Informed 
tha bookers he had met Tannen on 
the street and tha humorist had 
several good Ideas about bookings 
he would like to have the booking 
men listen to. 

Tannen has been reported on a 
couple of occasions to have been in 
conference with Albee In the lat- 
ter'a office. Bach time. It la said, 
Mr. Tannen took occasion to use 
the moment to advise the head of 
the big time what the vaudevlllian 
thought of the entire vaudeville 
booking situation. 

Tannen doea what Is knowi. as a 
"single act" talks only, and his 
vaudeville salary Is $700 weekly. 
He baa worked infrequently of late 
In vaudeville, although a vaudevll- 
lian for between 15 and 20 years 
and one of the acknowledged single- 
handed laugh makers of the stage. 



MANAJH AND OFHCERS 
ESCORT ACT FROM PAN'S 



Rives and Arnold Wouldn't Ac- 
cept 25% Cut — Demanding 
Week's Salary 



Chicago, June 3. 

Rives and Arnold have filed a 
complaint against Pantages for one 
week's salary. 

After playing 13 weeks for Fan 
the act was asked to take a cut of 
25 per cent, It refused. 

Upon reporting at the Pan house 
In Denver they were escorted from 
the theatre by the manager and 
two officers, it is claimed. 



ENGLISH MADCAPS' 
SEDAN PATS FOR SEIf 

Four Girls Travelled Over N. 

E. and Pa. in Car for 

Five Months 



The Four English Madcaps, play- 
ing almost continuously during the 
past season through New England 
and Pennsylvania, bought an Olds- 
mobile sedan about Ave months ago. 

They have made all their Jumps 
since In it. 

Besides enjoying the experience, 
they have almost saved the cost of 
the auto In railroad fares which 
they would have had to pay without 
the car. 

The girls are glong to spend a 
months vacation In it, touring the 
Adlrondacks. accepting the invita- 
tions of several professional friends 
who have summer homes In the 
New York mountain range. 



DUNCANS AND SOCIETY 

Sisters Make Evsnt, Opening Music 
Firm 



Chicago, June S. 

The Duncan Sisters gave the 
Rlalto a merry Jolt Saturday when, 
with the aid of Chicago's "400," and 
the theatrical world, the two im- 
presarios opened the Duncan Sis- 
ters, Music Publishers. 

No song publishing business. It is 
safe to say, ever had such an auspi- 
cious and radiant opening. The 
Mayor of Chicago and his wife. Chief 
of Police Collins and Mrs. Collins. 
City Attorney Crowe, and N. FInston, 
Charlie Straight. Ralph Williams, 
Jack Chapman, Paul Biese, Frank 



N. Y/S TOHT' WOVE 
BRINGS USUAL CHARGES 

Commissioner Color Opposed 
to Free Charitable Soliclta- 
tioiv— Now Almost Con- 
vinced He's Right 



The "poppy" drlra which ended 
last Saturday la going to make It 
all tha hazdar for any aharltable 
project to get a permit via Bird 
Colar's Welfare department, which 
has the grants under Ita direct 
suparvlsion. To Coler went soma 
very emphatio protests about soma 
of the things that happened last 
week, and certain "abuses" were 
chalked up which will no doubt be 
Investigated. 

The dallies carried a story about 
friction developing between the 
"buddies" and the properly-creden- 
tialed salesmen for the "drive," 
which Included many girls who 
made the theatres their objective 
points, and others working with- 
out official authority. It appears 
that the War Veterans ran Into 
censure when members or alleged 
members and representatives en- 
croached upon territory already held 
by the American Legion, which was 
selling Its poppies to help the' vets 
and service men at Us Tupper Lake 
colony. The girls declared they 
were grossly insulted in the bargain 
and refused to sell further until as- 
sured proper protection. 

The "drive" heads, representing a 
series of organizations working in 
behalf of charity, obtained the street 
permit under some reluctance, as 
Coler is known to have refused point- 
blank to help a number of proposed 
"drives" for public institutions. 

On Coler's action it is said that 
"drive" and "tag day" operations 
have not only been abused but that 
many persons have complained to 
the Welfare department that they 
have proof of "abuses," graft and 
whatnot practiced in the guise of 
charity. 

The "poppy" drive and the stories 
of street gambling schemes alleged 
to have been worked in the name 
of charity during the recent Park 
avenue fair have come In for a lot 
of red-hot discussion in Coler's pri- 
vate sanctums. 

The returns from the "poppy 
sales" Just ended go far ahead, of 



OUAY'CARR'S PULLMAN TRUCK 
STARTS COAST-TtMX)AST T( 



last year, with the responses in 



GADSKI AT $3,500 



Westphal and a host of others, made 

it a point to personally wish the general being more pronounced 

Duncan Sisters success in their new 

venture. 

The list of notables who sipped 
tea with the Sisters is a page from 
the social register of the Windy 
City. 

The credit is due John ConraJ, 
manager of the new concern. 



EVERETT FLOSSIE MISSING 



Steam's Ssnatarlum Conyng Down 
Steam's Sanatarlum, famous the- 
atrical hospital at 77th street and 
West End avenue. New York, will 
be torn down and a modern apart- 
ment bouse built on the site. 



Percy Bronson's Partner Disappears 
in Chicsgo 

Chicago, June S. 

Percy Broukon and Everett Flos- 
sie have separated and Everett has 
disabpeared, not showing in Peoria 
nor since then, necestiitatlng the 
cancellation of their State-Lake 
date. 

Bronson Is formerly of 3ronson 
and Baldwin. Everett iormerly was 
the wife of Harry CNell, of bur- 
lesque. 



Opens 



Keith Tour at 
September 



Palace in 



THE AMERICAN COMEDIENNE 

IRENE 

FRANKLIN 

JERRY JAimAGIN 

Accompanist 

Weeks of May 18th and 25th, McVicker's Theatre, Chicago 
Week of June 6th to 15th, Newman Theatre, Kansas City 
Weeks of June 21st and 28th, Metropolitan Theatre, Los 

Angeles 

^ SAIUNC S. S. SIERRA, JUIY 8tk 



For a Fourteen Weeks' Tour of Australia 

ALL C0MIMUNICATI0N8 CARE OF 

WILLIAM MORRIS 

1499 Broadway 
NEW YORK CITY 



The Keith circuit has booked 
Mme. Johanna Gadskl for a tour 
opening at the Palace In September. 
Thie booking is reported to be the 
biggest "name" to have ever been 
engaged for vaudeville. The salary 
is said to be $3,500. 

Gadskl left the United States 
following our entry into the war. 
She was the wif^ of a Qerman offi- 
cer and looked upon as an alien en- 
emy, In the technical sense. 

The star Is now In Europe play- 
ing concert engagements, but she 
returned the signed contracts to 
her agent. Ford Stoker, this week. 

Mme. Oadskl will b« remembered 
for her brilliant work In the Met- 
ropolitan Opera repertoire nine or 
ten years ago when she co-etarred 
with Caruso. Bond, eto. 



Old Ford, All DoUed Up, Gels Offer of $3,000 
Stands— Making Seattle by July 10, Mayl 
aHay WUl Talk En Route, WhUe Carr Ti 
Pictures — Pat McGowan as Secretary to Both 



scon TURNS DOWN 
SUGGESnON OF FUND 



Will "Battle Another Year 

While Feet Last" — Only 

Dancer Clogging 6 Minutes 



T«t me battle 'em for another 
year while the feet last — then we'll 
see," said Mike Scott, when in- 
formed It had been broached that a 
fund be raised through Variety for 
him. 

Not yet," said Mike. "When the 
dogs fail me, then maybe, to pay 
the room rent. That's all I want." 



Monday morning as tha 
truck Capt. Irvine O'Hay and 
Carr do tbelr auto touring 1b st 
in front of Variety's offlce on 
street, a bystander, after taking 
look inside, offered Mr. Carr tt,( 
for tha "Pullman." 

Ernie replied there were too : 
appllcatlona ahead and, as they 
a date for Monday evening 
Charlie Aklrich's house at Kreeho 
N. J., the intending purchaser wou 
have to wait until they returned ' 
New York In October. 

Messrs. O'Hay and Carr 
made a verltatle "Pullman t 
out of the Ford bus they traveled! 
last summer. The truck carr^ 
well-built bunks, has an electr 
lighting system, swinging bath ti 
at the rear, medicine chest, canni 
food chest and, in fact, not an in< 



Mike Scott reached New York of space has been lost or wastJ 



Saturday after a season on the road. 
Mike didn't say where he had been 
playing but it was a $26 Jump to 
Broadway and that near cleaned 
Michael. 

Mike is 61 and has been dancing 
so long, he said, he danced two 
front teeth out. Mike showed where 
the teeth used to be. Mike also 
says he's a novelty dancer now, the 
only dogger who dances six min- 
utes. Mike sniffs at the }X)ung fel- 
lows who dance a minute and then 
gasp for breath. 

Mike gives hi.s routine on the road 
as talking for threo minutes, danc- 
ing for six minutes and then, after 
(Continued on Page 10) 



THEFTS ON SMALL TIME 



Continue — Dressing Rooms Robbed 
— Lax Door-tenders 



Back-stage thievery is again on 
the small-time circuits. A number 
of acts have reported their dressing 
rooms rifled while on the stage, with 
money and wardrobe taken. 

The thefts are charged to the lax- 
ity of stage door -tenders who have 
been permitting almost anybody to 
pass through on the alightest sub- 
terfuge. It is figured the thefts are 
committed by people familiar with 
the theatre. 

In several Instances where actors 
have suffered petty losses house 
managers have made good. 

Most of the small-time houses af- 
fected have posted signs in bold 
type warning acts they will no long- 
er be responsible for losses through 
theft or anything else. 



within or without the craft. 

During the trip Capt. OHay h^ 
several dates to aldress banque 
and Ernie Carr says he will span 
the time taking kodak pictures. T1| 
two veterans have taken along 
secretary for both Pat McGows 
the midget. Besides acting as 
retary, driver, cook and carekei 
Pat will also make use of the tyj 
writer and keep track of O'Hay 
dates. 

The truck Is headed for Cini 
nati as the first grand atop. It 
proceed through Ohio, stop 
Chicago and thence through tt 
northwest to Seattle. Mr. Carr 
(Continued on page 41) 



7 PEOPLE FOR $350 



Suit Started Against C. W. Morgaij 
stem by Dan Ptatkirt 



COURT SETTLES RIGHTS 



"Bright and Early" Property 
McQreevy and Paters 



of 



Chicago, June 3. 

In an action befora Judge Lynch, 
McGreevy and Peters (vaudeville) 
were awarded the sole right to use 
the sketch, "Bright and Early," in 
vaudeville. The act was written by 
Jack Lalt and formerly played by 
McGreevy and Dcyle. 

McOreevy and Doyle severed their 
vaudeville and matrimonial part- 
nership, Miss Doyle continuing to 
ust the skit, claiming equal owner- 
ship In it. 

Frank McQreevy formed a part- 
nership with Viola Peters and took 
the matter into court. ___^__^^ 



OLSEN BROS. RIVALS 



But In 



Frisco but at 
Houses 



Different 



San Francisco, June I. 
^ The Olsen Brothers api>eared as 
vaudeville rivals here last Week, 
both offering the same sort of an 
act but at different theatres. 

Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson were 
featured at the Orpheum and staged 
the "afterpiece" at that house, while 
at the Golden Gate Alexandria and 
Olsen were also featured in the 
"afterpiece," styled "A Clown 
Frolic." 

The "afterpieces'* at both theatres 
were the hits of the bills. 



IDA HACK GOES INTO SHOW 

Ida Mack (Regal and Mack) opens 
with Lew Field's "Melody Man," at 
the 4»th St., tonight (Wednesday). 
Regal and Mack were a standard 
vaudeville acflintil WilUam Mack 
entered the agency business. Miss 
Mack has continued alone. She will 
work opposite Sammy White in the 
show, but until the latter's knee 
(which he twisted last week), gets 
better the double dances will be 
omitted. 



Saul Street, attorney at 175 Flf 
avenue (Flatlron building) is 
papers In behalf of Dun Platk 
against C. W. Morganstern, 
money alleged to be due him on 
unfilled contract to play three week 
with a company of seven people 
the Caruso theatre, 237 Broadway. 

Platkin claims ha played tf 
weeks upon a stipulated price 
$350 for himself and company, 
the second week' he only receive 
$206, and not a cent the third wc 



LIGHTS OPENING 



L. I. Actors' Club Has Spent $2S,i 
Upon Improvements 



The Lights Club of Freeport, th( 
Long: Island actors' social society 
over the summer will have Its for 
mal opening June 14 or IS. Its 1 
formal opening was on Decoratl< 
Day with a cold evening, but drati 
Ing a better crowd the follow!: 
Saturday night. | 

About $25,000 has been spent bn 
the club in Improving its clubhousM 
and YH-operty. the beach especlallrl 
receiving attention. ' 



Harry Mandel Marrying 
Harry Mandel, the publicist for 
the B. S. Moss houses and inter* 
ests, is joining the benedicts' ranks 
this Thursday (June B). Mandel is 
marrying Gertrude Sachs, non-pro- 
fessional, the nuptials taking place 
in Brooklyn. 



Belle Storey's New Act 

Belle Storey is going to do a new 
act in vaudeville. With an accom* 
panist, a concert pianist, she will 
sing new songs. 

William Shilling Is repreeenxlnf 
her. 



Newport, Stirk and Parker Apart 

Philadelphia, June 3. 

The aot of Newport, Stlrk and 
Parker dissolved here Saturday, fol- 
lowing their engagement at the 
Knickerbocker. 

Hal Newport and Bus Parker 
continue aa • two-aot. 



Jos. Finn Return* 

Chicago, June S. 
Joseph Finn, vice-president of the 
Orpiheum Circuit, arrived Saturday 
from Europe. 



Withers Returning to England 
(Tharlea Withers w}ll return to 
England for another trip around in 
'Tor Pity's Baka." 



Dsncer's Suspended Sentence 
Los Angeles, June I. 
Charles B, De Vauke, a form** 
dancer with a vaudeville act, ra* 
celved a suspended sentence trotB 
Judge Keetoh after having pleaded 
guilty to a charge of forgery. 



Adel* Rowland May Try VaudevHK 
Los Angeles, June I- 
Adele Rowland, who la In N«^ 
York, may negotiate for a raturn *i 
tii« stage by vaudeville. 



•'iS^ • ■■■, i«l^-. .-, ■. ■ ^ , \, ,:<v. 




VAUDEVILLE 



y . VARIETY 



-ri'- 



^ 



$3,500 AND $3,000 SINGLE AQ SALARIES 



|Y ORHiEIM CiR(M CREATE MUCH TALK 



Elsie Janis and Fannie Brice Get High Amovnts — 
- Madge Kennedy Dickering for $3,000 — Revue 
ylr Productions at $3,500 Also 



i' . '- 



T«U( of tb« Orph«uin Circuit pay- 
ing Elsie Janis tS.SO<> weekly for a 
tour next season. Fanie Brice (1,000 

' • week, aiul dickering with Madse 
Kennedy at 13.000. also has created 

' much talk in vaudeville and legit 
circles. 

The Misses Janls and Brice are 
single women (appearing alone). 
Mlas Kennedy is reported preparing 
• sketch. 

I Act-produCtlons with several peo- 

^'Ple are also said to have agreed 

f!"with the Orpbeum at $3,500 weekly 

^'°for next season. 

The Orpheum Circuit from ac- 
counts Is making a special play for 
«taamc" headlines for its big city 

H- Wla commencing with the new sea- 

«'''.' Isham Jones, Alice Brady and 
'"' Corbett and Norton are among some 
^'of the turns reported already con- 
^' traded for. 

^-' A feature of the Fannie Brice con- 
I tract with the Orpheum people is 
I' said to be a clause holding her at 
^ the 13.000 weekly salary for two 
f- weeks In each of the larger Orpheum 
''^'houses she plays, opening the Or- 
^pheum tour at the Palace, Chicago. 
^ lor two weeks. Miss Brice's accept- 
I; once of the Orpheum route disproves 
^ the announcement Flo aUefeld in- 
'{ tends to star her in a production. . 
■ Miss Janis is now in London, and 
:■ opening in her own entertainment 
^ at the Queens theatre there. She 
L la expected to return to New York 
v late in the summer. 
Jil' Miss Kennedy recently left "Pop- 
*^ py" on Broadway. 

Among the act-productions en- 
i.' faged for the Orpheum are the Gua 
' Kdwards and Rooney and Bent 
f> ravues. 

L Some of the turns under engage- 
^'' Aient for the summer over the Or- 
'-' pheum time will play altout six 
. weeks, with two each in San Pran- 
;•: ; Cisco and Los Angeles. 



nSS WALUNG OVEN 
A JAIL KNTENCE 



Vaudeville Violinist Pleaded 
. Guilty of Bank Robbery-^ 
' * Two Confederates 



Bakerafleld, CaI., Judo t. 

Eleanor Walllog. at on* tim* a 

' vaiideTlUe actress doing a TloUn 

■psclalty, who turned bandit, has 

' ^en sentenced to serve an Indeter- 

" nlnate term in Saa Qoentia penl- 

t tentiary for bank robbery. 

She Is only tO. When arranged 
' for sentence before Superior Court 
■>'■• Judge Pealra, Miss WalUng wm 
'"^ cool and collected, acting la the 
' came manner as she did on March 
IS when she and two men com- 
>^ panlona robbod the State Bank at 
'■ Taft of $5,700. 

Upon being brought to trial Miss 
WalUng pleaded guilty and told of 
the part in tha robbery by the two 
men. The penal code of this State 
specifies that any robbery commit- 
ted by armed persona is first de- 
^ gree robbery. Upon conviction auch 
,; a robber is to serve not less than 
. dve years. An endeavor was made 
^ to have the girl put on probation, 
but the code denied it to those plead- 
ing guilty or convicted of first-de- 
gree robbery, likewise a suspended 
sentence. 

According to the court the length 
of Miss Walllng's term will depend 
on the State Board of Prison Direc- 
tors. She will probably be held here 
until the trial of her two confeder- 
ates, Bill Crockett and Scotty Tay- 
lor, take place. 



TEX ELLIS POUin) DEAD 

Chicago, June 3. 
.i_ An overdose of morphine and 
, bootleg liquor claimed Tex Bill*., 
vaudeville, sintrle, as a victim. El- 
lis was found dead In a room In the 
Union Hotel. He was 30 years old, 
•nd a native of Texarkana, Tex. 

It was expected by the local au- 
thorities that relatives will claim 



CORN-FED WIVES CHASE 
GIRLS OUT OF TOWN 



''Make It Peppy" Certainly Did 
Jazz Up Yulan, N. Y.— Gen- 
eral Free for All 



Producers of touring tab shows 
with their frocks, frills and girls 
will do well to sidestep Yulan, N. T.. 
should It appear on their route sheet. 
This admonition comes from the 
choristers of "Make It Peppy," which 
booked In at the Casino for three 
days last week. 

They were literally run out Af town 
before concluding the engagement by 
cornfed wives of farmers and mill 
workers who considered the slrenlc 
charm of the choristers was occupy- 
ing too much attention of their niale 
mates. 

At the Friday evening show a dele- 
gation of 2S wivee attended the per- 
formance. After the show they 
stampeded backstage precincts and 
told the girls they'd stand for no 
painted, prancing dames looking at 
their meal ticketa 

Some of the choristers resented the 
remarks. 

After a general free-for-all Sammy 
Weslyn, manager and producer of 
the tab, and Fritc Voegtlin. manager 
of the Casino, capitulated to the 
wishes of the married group and 
agreed to move out the show. 

Hereafter the rural sheiks will 
have to depend oa the movies and 
the Sunday supplements for thoir 
feminine pulchritude. 



AGENT BOOKING MODELS 



Switches 



from Vaudeville — More 
Luorativo 



Booking models for artists and 
cloak and dress concerns has proved 
so lucrative for a woman who haa 
achieved success in the vaude book- 
ing line, sho haa given up every- 
thing elM and now books models 
only. 

From iMT offloM in the Btrand 
Theatre Building she meota de- 
mands that call out about 109 mod- 
els a week, at from |5« to |7>. tak- 
ing down her osual eommlsslon from 
the girls and a fee from the em 
pi oyer*. 



SAMKT WABKOr DT COUST 
Sammy Warren (Warren and 
Oreenfleld) was arrested and ar- 
raigned In the Domaatlo Relations 
Court, Brooklyn, oa a charge of 
falling to pay bis wUe. Roee, $10 
a week, from whom he has been 
separated about a year. The wife 
alleges the paymenU are aoTeral 
hundred doUara la arrears. 

Warren was arrested at the stage 
door of the Woodrow, Brooklyn, 
and as he didn't appear for the Orat 
half. Jack Smith and Rhea Qreen 
substituted. 

Warren will have a hearing later 
in the week. 



MBS. GABTEB ABSEHT 

Mrs. Leslie Carter's sketch. 
"Allxe of Tartary," did not play 
the Palace, Monday afternoon, 
owing to the absence of Charlaa 
Henderson, the leading man. It was 
said he was 111, but there were also 
rumors of a difference of opinion 
between the star and Henderson. 

Edwsrd Arnold, of "The Nervous 
Wreck" (an E>iulty -closed show), 
was expected to be up In the role 
In time for the showing of the 
sketch about midweek. 



the body, which is being hel<l. . . , , of spiritualism. 



HOUDINI FOB CHAUTAUQUAS 

Harry Houdinl will lecture be- 
fore the Chautauquas in Aufirust 
and continue for nine weeks. Dur- 
ing this jierlod Houdini, lecturing 
nightly, will tour the country from 
coast to coast. The contract calls 
for $3,000 weekly and all transpor- 
tation. 

It Is understood he will lecture 
on his investigations along the line 



DANCER LOSES SUIT 

Denied Annulment — ^"Bad Bargain' 
Not Suffieient Grounds 



EUsle Johns, dancer, has lost her 
suit for an annulment of her mar- 
riage to Walter St. CHalr, of £lm- 
hurst. L. L. as a result of the deci- 
sion handed down by Justice Nor- 
mas S. Dike In the Supreme Court, 
Queens. 

Mrs. St. Clair said she was the 
victim of a fraud. She thought her 
husband was telling her the truth 
when, during his courting, he said 
he was a prosperous business man. 
He -spent money lavishly until he 
married Mlsa Johns. Then, she as- 
serts, he admitted he was living on 
a nominal salary and owed various 
creditors for practically all of the 
money he had spent on her. 

Justice Dike held that "a bad bar- 
gain'* at the matrimonial counter Is 
not. In Itself, sufficient grounds for 
an annulment. 



PBIE8T CLOSED ACT 

Fltchburg, Mass.. June 3. 

The Rev. Anthebne Mollard, a 
Catholic priest, saw a troupe of 
players perform on Sunday after- 
noon and decided that the poor 
quality of the several numbers 
shown was sufltclent to v.-arrant him 
advising the troupe to leave the 
city. 

Mnay acts heve been closed here, 
after one i>erformance, as "in- 
ferior." 



Victor Horbert Memorial 

The Amerlcar. Society of Com- 
posers, Authors and Publishers 
will shortly start actively on cre- 
ating a fMMd fer the erection of 
a suitable memorial to the late 
Victor Herbert. 

It will be a national movement 
and not merely local or to be 
supported by the profession. It 
is aimed tor mav subscription to 
honor the memory of one of the 
greatest light opera composers of 
recent years. • 

The proposed site is Central 
Park, New Tork. 



ZEENO, Tlffi HYPNOTIST, 
CHASED AROIMD TREES 



Unruly Bunch of Boys at New- 
ark Valley, N. Y., Busted Up 
Professor's Sbow 



SAKKcXEE MABBIIS 

Sam McKee, vaudeville editor of 
"The Morning Telegraph," married 
Alice Braham, daughter of Dave 
Brabam, the composer, on Tuesday 
of last week and sailed for the 
Bermudas. 

Sam Is the father of the McKee 
boys In the Keith booking olBcea. 



TOO MUCH FOB e. d S. 

The $3,000 weekly asked by Galla- 
gher and Shean of big time vaude- 
ville for a re-entry into the twice 
daily after the 'G. V. Follies" closes, 
has been glanced -at askance by the 
big time managers. 



SAETLET-SAWTEB- BEVUE 

Jos. Santley and Ivy Sawyer with 
eight people have a turn that may 
get into (be PaUbce, New Tork, 
June 10. 



Abe Jacobs Badly Hurt 

Chicago, June I. 
Abe Jaoobak formerly etage man- 
ager at the Majestic, was seriously 
Injured In a taTl<'a*> aocldent Sun- 
day, auffertng a broken collart>one 
and arm. 



Bingbamton. N. Y. June S. 

A group of skeptical young men 
at Newark Valley, near here, and lu 
the opera house, there, busted up 
the performance of Prof. Zeleno, 
hypnotist. After accomplishing it 
without undue trouble, they chased 
the professor over the village, try- 
ing to hit him with some of the eggs 
left as he dodged around the tresa 
ulong the roadways. 

The professor finally dodged Into 
a house, where he had asked for 
shelter. Once inside, the professor 
wanted to phone for the chief of 
police. He waa Informed the chief 
was the entire force and had no 
phone. 

Advised to leave by the rear door, 
the professor made the attempt, but 
was qpain spied and did more d jdg- 
(Contlnued on page 37) 




30 YEARS AN ACROBAT; 
BROKE LEG OFF LADMR 

True Rice In Hospital— Laughs 

at His Book, "How to Build 

a Sun Porch" 



Mlneola, L. I.. June 4. 

"Yes, that's Tom Rice, the acro« 
bat, right over there in the ham< 
mock. He's a good actor but he 
got a bad break trying to build a 
sun porch. 

"Certainly, he told us so, that he 
haa been an acrobat for SO years, 
taking all kinds of falls without 
even getting dust on his pants. 

"Then, one day he bought a~ house 
at Malverne, a pretty little place 
near here. Mr. Rice engaged a 
ladder by the week and started to 
build a sun porch, to Improve the 
value of the property It.OOO and 
save tit a carpenter would have 
charged. 

"While on the ladder Mr. Rice 
thought he would do a little song 
and dance while haonmerlng, Just 
to show the neighbors he could work 
without mnsle. 

"An auto passing tooted lu horn 
and Mr. Rice turned to take a bow. 
He fell off the ladder and broke his 
leg above the knee. Tee, that's the 
knee holding up the weights at- 
tached to It. 

"Oh, certainly he's a good aero- 
(CoatlnueC oa page 41) 



t'i'A. 



ELEPHANT STEPPED ON MABTA 

Marta Farra, the Italian strong 
girl. Is laying off, due to three frac- 
tured rit>s sustained when an ele- 
phant stepped on her. 



Sylvia Clark In Short Films 
Chicago, June t. 
Sylvia Clark haa been signed by 
Fox for ten weeks over the summer 
to make a number of two-reelers. 




I 



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LUCIEN CRINER 

Trumpeter and Slide Cometlst, with — — — _ 
Ace Brigode and His 14 Virginians 
At Monte Carlo, New York 
Criner la the "Hot" Brass Man with the Famous Ace Brigode and His 
14 Virginians and one of the Integral units which has eatabllshed this 
organisation amonn the elite In dance music orchestras on Broadway. 

Production m.-iuM'-era can Judge for themselves nightly at Billy Oat- 
(Bgher's Monte CarlOk , 



"THAT QTJAETET" BESUMES 

"That. Quartet" (Harry Sylves- 
ter, George Jones. Audrey Prlnifle 
and Frank Morrell) la playing the 
I^anklln. 

Their last previous appearance in 
New York was in 190t. at Hammer- 
Bteln'fi Victoria. 

Vorrell has Just l«tt t^ hPMttH, 



'A 



Junior Orpheum Claaing June IS 
Chicago, Jvae t. 

The Orpheum, Jr., honaeai, la and 
around Chicago, are elated to cloee 
June IS. The Chicago heueea Inelude 
the American, Kedale, I4n«ola aa4 
Bn gel wood. 

The Majeatk:. Palace and Rlalte. 
the latter a Loew house, will remala 
open throughout the summer. 



PHIL BAKER'S WIFE RECEIVED 
SOME WARM LOVE LETTERS 



Part of Husband** Succe«sful DefeiMe to Wife's 
Alimony Request for $350 Wedcly — Court De- 
cided Vivian Baker Can Support Herself 



Vivian Baker (Vivian Vernon), 
showgirl in the Ziegfald "Pollles," 
had her prayer for tSBO temporary 
alimony and $5,000 counsel fees. In 
her separation suit against Phil 
Raker, accordion comedian of the 
"Music Box Revue," denied In the 
New York Supreme Court Monday 
by Justice McCook. 

The court ruled "there Is no rea- 
sonable probability of plalntiflt'a 
suo OSS In her action, and that her 
Individual earnings are adequate to 
her support and to the prosecu- 
tion of such action." 

By atlpulatlon, Mrs. Baker, who 
is still under 21, did not bother hav- 
ing a legal guardian appointed. 

Miss Vernon alleged her hus- 
band's Income is 1 1,000 a week, he 
stating It was only t400 In the 
show, of which tm la net. With 
(Continued on page 87) 



NEW STAOEBS OF LEGIT 

New blood and facee are making 
headway among the fleld of produ- 
cers. Sammy Lee, who put on the 
numbers In "VanlUes," wUI do Uke- 
wise with the next "Muele Box 
Revue." 

Barl Lindsay, whose dance num- 
bers are one of the outstanding feat- 
ures of "Keep Kool," has an offer to 
stage four different new musicals 
and also to put on a revue abroad. 



BBEITBABT ON PEBCENTAOE 

Breitbart, the strong nuin, opened 
a four-weeks' engagement at the 
Grand Street theatre -this week, 
under a contract that will give him 
25 per cent, of the first tlO.OOO 
weekly and 36 per cent of the gruse 
above that sum. 

The house Is on the populous east 
side of downtown New York. 






^;-».-,^^--,^.^-, 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



S*'^ 



BOOKINGS FOR NEXT SEASON 
LEAVE ROOM FOR VARIETY ACTS 



««< 



See America First*' Given Route by Keith Office — 
Picture ''Names'* Expected to Return to Pic' 
tuie Making ^ 



Vaudeville producers of flash, 
comedy and girl acts are taking an 
optimistic view of next season's pos- 
Bibilities following the routing of 
several big acts by the Keith office 
this week. 

Among those booked for next sea- 
son is Hocking & Green's "See 
America First," in which the pro- 
ducers are said to have sunk $10,000, 
only to be Informed by the big time 
bookers no available spots could be 
found for the act last season. 

The difficulty of locating spots 
for big flash acts was due to the 
number of musical units, picture 
stars, legit "names" and musical 
comedy principals available for 
vaudeville. 

The flash act requiring a spot on 
the bills to enable the bookers to get 
the proper return for the cost in- 
volved came into direct conflict with 
the "names" from the other branches 
and were sidetracked in favor of the 
latter, most of whom were consid- 
ered "draws," wliile the flashes were 
not until proven and seen. 

For next season there seems to b« 
a tendency to return to the flashes 
for the body of the bill, other than 
very early in the new season, and 
a reluctance to clog up the books. 

Another factor helping the flash 
producers will b« a return to nor- 
mnlcy of the picture sndurlry, which 
will lift a lot of picture artists out 
of vaudeville and place them tack 
on the lots before the clicking cam- 
eras. 



BENNY RETIRING 



Leaving Ring for Acting, Manager 
8aya 



Benny Lieonard will say farewell 
to the padded mitt and the prize 
ring when his next two fistic en- 
counters are over. 

That is official, from Billy Gibson, 
Benny's manager. 

The lightweight champ la at 
present under contract to Reputable 
Pictures, and Is sidetracking his 
screen work to an extent this week 
so he can get In trim to defend his 
title against an opponent, whose 
name will be announced shortly. 
This bout comes off in July. 

Labor Day Liconard will exchange 
blows with Mickey Walker, the wel- 
terweight champion, for that title. 

A contract that provides for 
Benny's appearance In a ser^s of 
12 two-reelers will keei) the cham- 
pion too busy for a long time to 
come, according to Gibson's state- 
ment. 

Leonard Is scheduled to do his 
training for his July battle at Tan- 
nersville, N. Y., which is his old 
training ground. 



FORMER PROFESSIONAL 
CONVENTION HOSTESS 



Mrs. D. Hanna was Ruth Ran- 
dall — Divorced Saranoff; 
Marriad Son of M. Hanna 



Cleveland, June 3. 

The most prominent hostess in 
the municipal activities and social 
preparations for extending Cleve- 
land's hospitality to delegates and 
noted guests, Is Mrs. Dan Hanna, 
daughter-in-law of the late Mark 
Hanna, wife of a newspaper owner 
and millionaire. 

Mrs. Hanna Was formerly Ruth 
Randall, who was a chorus girl in 
the Singer shows at the La Salle, 
Chicago. She then married Sara- 
noff, the violinist, and did an act 
with him In vaudeville, later acting 
as ingenue to Joseph Santley in 
"When Dreams Come True" and 
touring with him also in vaude- 
ville. 

She divorced Saranoff and startled 
society and the theatrical world by 
marrying the wealthy heir to the 
Hanna multi-millions. 

Mrs. Hanna has two children of 
her present marriage. 



UPSTATE ROAD SHOW 



Syracuse, May 28. 

Al Weller, veteran Syracuse the- 
atrical man, has organized a five- 
act variety road show and will 
travel through the State playing 
the smaller cities and towns. 

The outfit opens at Carthage to- 
morrow and spends the remainder 
of the week there, with 12 weeks 
In western New York to follow. 
Geneva, Monday, next marks the 
opening of that tour. 

Jack La Rue, 21-year-oid strong 
man, will be one of the acts. La 
Rue duplicates many of the feats 
performed by Breltbart. 



RKURMOiGIJNG TAKE 
OVER CAR BARNS 

Long Lease on Site — ^Will 

Build Mammoth Arena — 

Moss House on Corner 



Tex '^Ickard and John Rlngllng 
took over the car bams at Seventh 
avenue and fiftieth street. New 
York city, last Monday, on a long 
lease. 

On this site will be built a com- 
posite edifice calculated to replace 
Madison Square Garden. 

The big arena will seat 23,000 for 
boxing exhibitions and 18,000 for 
other events. 

B. S. Moss will have a theatre 
(226 X 12B) at the Seventh avenue 
anad 60th street corner. 



TWO NEW BIG TIMERS 



Keith and F--P> Back of Two New 
Houses in Southern Cities 



'^THEATRICAL REPORTER' 



Mayor Appoints Detective for That 
Office in New Bedford 



New Bedford, Mass., June 3. 

Mayor Remington has appointed 
Detective Sergeant Hammersley to 
the position of "theatrical reporter." 
Hammersley will look at plays and 
pictures, reporting to the Mayor 
any Indecencies or other question- 
able scenes, lines or titles. 

"If there is any censoring to do, 
ril do it," the Mayor said. 

About a week ago His Honor 
stopped the showing of "Three 
Weeks" In picture form. 



"Hometown Follies" in Louisville. 
Nat Phillips will stage the "Home- 
town Follies" In Louisville, week of 
June 23, with a professional show 
and chorus augmented by local 
society amateurs, through arrange- 
ment Glenn Burt of the Keith 
Western booking office. 

Martha Tbroop will be the prima 
donna. 



Atlanta, June S. 

Atlanta Is to have big time vaude- 
ville again. According to the pres- 
ent plans, the opening of the 1925 
season will find the Keith interests 
furnishing big time bills. Now they 
are furnishing small time shows at 
the Forsythe In connection with the 
Southern Enterprises, a subsidiary 
of Famous Players. 

Southern Enterprises have taken 
the site of the Governor's Mansion 
and are now getting ready to build. 
The Keith Interests are associated 
with the picture people In the proj- 
ect. 

Another big time theatre pro- 
jected for the South Is to be the 
Miami at Miami. Paramount En- 
terprises, Inc., a subsidiary of the 
Southern Enterprises, is the oper- 
ating company. Plans 'by John Eber- 
son, the Chicago architect, for a 
theatre seating 2,200 have been filed. 
Here the Keith Interests will also 
be associated with the Famous 
Players. The Interior of the new 
house is to resemble a Spanish 
patio. The theatre wlU be built on 
the site Of the present airdome. The 
Fairfax In Miami is at present play- 
ing pop Keith bills. 



Two Too-Longs 

Walter Winchell, "acting Mayor 
of Broadway," having delved 
deeply of late Into tha Con- 
fucian creed, has b«come con- 
vinced that x:ddla Leonard and 
Heywood Broun are also de- 
scendants of Confucius. 

Winchell terms Iiconard's ce- 
lestial appelatlon "Bow-Too- 
Long" and Broun's as "On-Too- 
Long." 



THOSE "COWBOY" DRIVERS 



Taxi Forces Actresses' Car on Side- 
walk — Knocks Down Pedestrian 



Alice Furness, SO, actress, was 
arrested and held in $600 ball for 
trial In Special Sessions on a charge 
of assault after her automobile h I 
knocked down John Hodgins, 37, an 
electrician, employed by the N. V. 
A. club. 

Miss Furness was driving, south 
on Eighth avenue when a taxicab, 
going west at 44th street, cut in 
front of her and she was forced, 
she asserts, to turn sharply to the 
right to escape a crash. Her car 
was forced up onto the sidewalk 
and Hodgins was felled. - 

The actress placed Hodgins In her 
car and hurried him to <the Poly- 
clinic hospital, where it was found 
that his Injuries were slight. 



LEAGUE VS. VOLSTEAD 



Commence Campaign For Light 
Wines and B««r 



EEBMANH CASE BISHISSED 

Chicago, June 8. 

The law suit begun by Elvis Kuy- 
kendall against "Sport" Hermann 
for 126,000 was dismissed before 
Judge David when Kuykendall failed 
to appear. 

Hermann was accused of "beat- 
ing up" Kuykendall. 



FRANK BTJBT SUCCUMBS 

San Francisco, June 3. 
lYaidc Burt, director of the Di- 
vision of Concessions of the Pan- 
ama-Pacific Exposition in 1916, 
suddenly died here yesterday at the 
ago of sixty-four. He was one of 
th« best known amusement pro- 
Imotera In the United States. 



The Light Wines and Beer League 
has established outposts along 
Broadway, In the Times Square sec- 
tor. In an offensive against the Vol- 
stead law, seeking to amend the law 
to permit of the manufacture and 
sale of light wines and beers. The 
agents along the streets are author- 
ized to collect any sum from a 
penny to $1,000,000, and each con- 
tribution must be pvoperly entered 
on the books of the league and duly 
receipted. 

The League plans to carry Us 
campaign all over the country. 

The collectors have credentials 
and their ability Is passed upon be- 
fore they are put to work. Plans 
are being laid for a long campaign 
In the National capital and in vari- 
ous States. 



VAUBEVULE IN TABEBNACLE 

Indianapolis, June 8. 

E. Howard Cadle, founder and 
former owner of Cadle Tabernacle, 
the 10,000-seat auditorium, talked of 
an Injunction suit to prevent Sa- 
hara Grotto from staging a benefit 
vaudeville show (professional) in 
the place the last half of last week. 
The suit amounted to nMhing but 
talk in the final analysis, although 
Caale served legal notice. 

The bill was the first strictly the- 
atrical venture In Cadle Tabernacle. 



BIBTHS 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Whlteman at 
the Whlteman home In New York 
City, May 30, son. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lang, June 

1, in New York City, daughter. The 

father is connected wltli the sales 

' department of the £. B. Marks 

Music Co. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Scher, at the 
Bronx Maternity Hospital, June 1, 
a son. Scher is head of the Theatre 
Servjpe Corporation, which fosters 
a "two-for-one" ticket arrangement 
for current attractions and which 
MoiA4 th»IJ agowas declared 'opx'os^ 
UOB by Idil5«ii< '^ j.u;il.-' 




JACK LEWIS' BANQUET 

Three hundred friends of Jack 
Lewis, the theatrical agent, will 
banquet him at the Hotel des 
Artistes the night of June 4. These 
friends Include men prominent In 
the show world and In politics. 
State Senator James J. Walker will 
deliver the personal "toast." 

Lewis was to have been given a 
"surprise party," but the tip got out 
so Jack called In three-score' "pals" 
to help him whip a "reply" Into 
shape. 



DORA DUBY 

THE AMERICAN DANCER 

Who was brought over to appear In "The Whirl of the World" at the 
Palladium, where she scored strongly, and is now appearing with such 
great success at the Piccadilly Hotel "Dolly's Revels" that she has been 
TbtiiineA indeflnit^ly. She Is also plhytrtg the Lohdon fnublc halls. In 
aflisociation ^itfi 'Terry K^iidaJl, afa'JBAgllah dancing partner. ' ' 



Wednesday, June 4, 19SM 

ALHAMBRA AND ROYAL 
REOPENMC AS POPl 

Small Time Season Closed-^ ^ 
End of Neighborhood 
Big Timers :^' 



Keith's Alhambra In Harlem and 
Royal in the Bronx, New York, 
closed Sunday for the summer, 
after a few weeks of small time 
vaudeville policy, following a regu* 
lar season of big time. f 

The houses will reopen next ^ 
season wUh small time split weeks 
at a reduced admission scale. 

The change marks the fading ot 
two big time weeks on the Keith 
Circuit, with the changes due to 
Intense neighborhood competition 
from other houses In both neigh> 
borhoods with pop vaudeville, 
moderate admissions and larger ca- 
pacities. 

Showmen, in discussing the 
changes, claim it marks the long- 
predicted passing of the neighbor- 
hood big time houses, and that the 
future policy of neighborhood 
houses will be a combination of 
vaudeville and feature pictures. 



CHARGE AGAINST THEATRES i 

i 

Academy and Garden, at Buffalo, 
Draw Protest from Church 



Buffalo, June 3. ' 
Charles that the Academy and 
Garden theatres nro presenting al- 
leged immoral shows were given 
oral expression at a meeting In ths 
Hotel Tourraine, at which both tha 
Federal and local district attorneys, 
the Buffalo Council of Churches, and 
editors and public officials wers 
present. 

The church representatives tookl 
the view that while they have no' 
quarrel with theatres in general, 
these two bouses have persistently 
violated all laws of decency. Ths 
G.irden !s u«ed by Mutual burlesqus 
and the Academy Is running tab 
shows of a burlesque character. 

Letters from a number of citizens 
were read, condemning the houses 
named. No decision, if made, was 
given out. It Is expected the the- 
atres will be Warned before further 
action Is taken. , 



MIXED SHOW AT AVE. B. 

Loew's Ave. B, New York, Is ex*; 
perimenting with a mixed policy 
booking In several Jewish acts In 
conjunction w^th the regular vaude- 
ville bilL If the new policy gets 
over, hereafter the bills will bo 
equally divided between American 
and Jewish vaudeville. 

The house Is located in a thickly 
populated Hebrew section of the 
city. 



EKOUSH BnXS IN HT. MOBBIS 

The Mt. Morris, Harlem, which 
discontinued Yiddish va. devllle at 
the close of its regular season sev- 
eral weeks ago, is reopening next 
week with English bills. The houss 
will play five acts and pictures on 
split week basis. 



Hyperion Act Displeased. 
Frank Leo and Co. walked out ot 
the bill at th« Hyperion, Brooklyn. 
N. Y., after the matinee Monday 
dissatisfied with Its spotting. Lew 
Kendler, monologist, substituted •<"< 
night 



HOUSES CLOSING 

The Crescent, Perth Amboy, N. 
J., will discont'nue vaudeville on 
the first half, beginning next week, 
adopting a picture policy for the 
first three days and putting In a 
five-act bin for the last half. 

The Strand, Lakewood, N. J., has 
reconsidered Its decision to close 
and will continue with vaudeville 
the last half, five acts and pictures, 
booked through Jack LInder. 

Rialto, Amsterdam, N. Y., closed 
Sunday. For the past month it had 
been playing pictures and vaude- 
ville. The Keith interests own two 
other local theatres. Strand and Re- 
gent. Both will remain open over 
the summer with pictures. 

Keith's Riviera, Brooklyn, closed 
for the summer last Saturday. It 
will re-open in August. 

None of the William C. Smalley 
theatres are playing pop vaude- 
ville at present, calling off all book- 
ings the latter part of last week 
until the fall anyway. Of late busi- 
ness returns have not been encour- 
aging with Smalley Informing the 
John E. Coutts booking offices a 
chain of conditions' has kept- down 
the theatre at tendanice;'" '^'--' 



NEW ACTS 

Jack Tralnor fuid Co. (2), in 
"one." 

Grace Valentino and Co. (4), In 
"The Cat's Meow," comedy sketcti 
by Jack Lait 

"Apartments to Let," with a No. 
2 cast. Four-people act. 

"James Boys," Whlteman band 
with the road company of "Little 
Jessie James," with prima donna. 

The two Sams, Lewis and Dody, 
new act, written by Bert Kalmer and 
Harry Ruby. 

Bobby Bernard and Adele Kellar, 
new act by Billy K. Wells. 

Garry Owen and Mike Bernard, 
comedy piano act. 

Maurice Barrett and Co., five 
people. 

Al and Flo Adel, 2-act. 

Al Gary (Olga Myra and Co.), 
single. 

"The Bug," comedy sketch, with 
James Bradbury, Jr., Ethel Bezlnar 
William Foran and Tom Gunn. 



IN AND OUT 

Jans and Whalen were out of the 
Majestic, Chicago, bill after the first 
show Sunday due to one of the boys 
losing Ills voice. ' Roy Conlin filled 

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"Qrand 8t. Folliaa^ Sound* Good 
' Th* Nalcfaborhood theatre ia unique and lU current choir, '"!%• 
\ firand Street Follloe" shares honor* with "Chariot's Revue." 
^ A. blacsk and white effect on paper announce* the next feature. 

Albert Carroll aa Kmlly Stevens ("Fata Morgrana") In orange chiffon 
^-^ith hlonde wig 'was splendid. So was his Elsie Janta wearing as head- 
'v'*f^m (Instead of Elsie's huge paradise) a duster of plumes. 
\ Th* theatre, art and politics in engaging fashion for throe houra of 
\ 4eIlcloua fun 1» the "Grand Street FoUlea." 

\: "Miami" a Thrill 

Betty Compson la wearing a simple ankle length gold dreaa with wrap 
of gold trimmel In velvet. Her feet are dressed in gold and hor bobbed 
bead parted i . center dressed in a velvet band tied with a bow. LAlie 
Worth never aeemed more attractive. 

"Miami" is one of the week's thrills aa far as pictures go. 

Lawlord Davidson was perfectly groomed in evening clothes until the 
police dog ungroomed him. ^ 

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^ Gilda Gray at the Hip 

'I Cllila Gray at the HlPPOdrome this week hiis an act beautifully dressed. 

*Th» drop curtain of purple is a splendid backgrotmd for her IS girls in 

i^White tlghti, white silk basques and white hats with white slippers. 

'• Mi."*3 Gray wears the same style costume witii a huge white silk bow at 

1 the throat. 

Ag-.ln in her southern melody song the girls wear chiffon full short 

«kirt.< with bodices Of roses and Mi.<J3 Gray wears a yellow skirt of silk 

Irlrse with yellow bodice. 

|> Hit of "Let's CU)" 

? The Golden Goose Cafe of Paris is the hit number of the Columbia's 
"Let's Go." The girls in attractive costumes of violet and green extremely 
th >rt with blue socks and slippers dance to tuneful melodies. 

Alice Lawlor in green and gold brccade with long trailing train and 
lieail -dress of rhlnestones and slippers and stoclcings of green with a 
flo.ving scarf caught at the wrist of brocade and Nan Palmon l0 black 
vatin with husu Spanish black comb, are two attractive stage pictures. 



1X§IDE STUFF ON LEGIT— TWO COLUMN MEASURE 

The sweeping victory in favor of Mrs. Grace A. Fendler who sued Oliver 
Morosco and Richard Walton Tully alleging authorship of "The Bird 
of Paradise" Involves approximately $1,000,000 in royalties from all 
sources. Justice Erianger has yet to appoint a referee to take an account- 
ing for the purpose of estimating the royalties and profits due the plain- 
tiff. It is the belief by the press boys that the decision will be reversed on 
appeal. 

-t has been a very unique proceeding in the courts for over 12 years. 
Mri^. Fendler alleged she submitted a play "In Hawaii" to David Belasco, 
Morosco and others wliich was rejected but that later "The Bird of 
Paradise" with a similar theme was successfully produced. Belasco on 
the stand, for the defense, could not recall Mrs. Fendler or her play. 

Justice Erianger, who is a brother of A. L. Erianger, decided from the 
l>ench after several days' trial. He has written some very able opinions 
•nd adjudicated many important theatrkal litigations. 



By a freak, through the many shows closing Saturday, "The Shame 

Woman" at the Comedy In its 3Sd week now runs second only to "Abie's 

Iriijh Rose" aa the longest Broadway run. Incidentally, every manager 

turned down this lAilu Volmer play before Gustav Blum for the Inde- 

. pendent Theatre, Inc., accepted it for independent production. 



CABARET 

The Salvia places, according to 
Report, are to be called upon by the 
federal Revenue Department for an 
cxplitnatlon of their tax charges on 
Restaurant checks. The tax for 
cabarets is 2 per cent of the total 
tunount of a check where a cover 
ehnrge Is made. 

The revenue people are reported 
•n.ilile to flx the exact amount the 
Balvin places charged the customers 
aa a tax and the exact amount 
JIurned over to the government. 

The revenue end of the investiga- 
tion. ha.s nothing to do with the re- 
cent padlocking of the Salvin placgs 
Ihroush the charge of liquor selling 
violations, but the two combined are 
■aid to have entered Into the Sal- 
yins' consent to the closings. 



SONGWRITERS TAKING 
UP OTHER UNES 




MISS OLIVE 
of 

STEWART and OUVE 

Vaudeville's mospt versatile dancers. 

Scored tremendously at B. F. 
kBITH'S NEW YORK HIPPO- 
DROME, hist week (May 26). 

Featured^ dancer the' past four 
s«a»ona with Eddie Leonard. 

Personal direction : 
EDWARD 8. KELLER 



ENTERTAJNERS IN 
CLEVELAND NEXT WEEK 



INSIDE STUFF 



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Josoph R. Smith last Janilary became an alderman of New York City 
from the Washington Heights section. For years Jacob (Jack) Friedman 
had held the Job and drew down only (3,000. Just as the clash camo 
between Friedman and Smith tor the plaice, the salary of nldertnan was 
tilted to $5,000. Smith got in on the flrat whack at the $2,000 ralsa. For 
some 13 years Friedman had been hoping the raise would come. 

Joe is by oc-^upati(^ a vaudeville agent, yet he la trying bla best to 
make a good aldermffk. He has striven for civic improvementa up in 
his section, an'l is working with the Committee on Playgrounds, 

He made it possible for the appointment of J. L. Bourland (Tom Lewis' 
father), who haa the band in the skating rink at 180th street, to recruit 
bands for concerts in public in some of the uptown parks like Ishnm 
park and Hlghbrldge park during the summer. Ttiese concerts start tM« 
week and will continue twice a week until further notice. 

Joe Smith has another year to run at the aldennanlc sideline ol IS.OOt^ 
yet Joe, to mix in politics, will spend that much and more before bla term 

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In London a vaudeville agent ia about to be nKmad aa oo-rwipo«d«Bt' 
in a divorce suit to bo brought by a well known nuin-aboat-towa against 
his wife. 

Recently a bachelor brought a woman to spend the week-end wMd hlni 
and for companionship, the agent and another woman were InvMed. The 
agent's friend was a married woman and her husband has brought tba 
divorce suit. The husband has also subpoenaed the baohelor and his fair 
companion &a witnesses. 

The hard part of it is that the bachelor's companion h^ since married 
and doeent know now about the affair — but will when the case comas to, 
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Hotels Being Jammed By Re- 

pubKcans— Lucky Legit and 

Vaudeville Attractions 



An act back from playing Cana^ 
dian' time, says drinks are under 
resirictlons in Ottawa. The usual 
"under cover" system produces the 
libations. Some of the professionals 
played the Fontenac English and 
Dow ale for $1.75 a case, with 50 
cents refund for the empties. The 
ca.ses were of quart bottles. 



State of Music Publishing 

Business Reason — Max 

Silver Managing 

The sad state of ths music busi- 
ness has caused a number of song 
writers to desert the profession en- 
tirely. Sidney B. Mitchell is selling 
clothes in Ben Rocke's Times square 
place; Sidney Claire Is in the shlrt- 
maklng business; Archie Qottler Is 
selling insurance. AH three are 
song writers. 

Maxwell Silver, one of the best- 
known business executives in the 
industry, last with Maurice Abra- 
hams, decided to step out of it re- 
cently, and Is now managing the 
Audubon, New York, for Fox. 

Others are sinking their capital 
In side lines. Billy Rose and Con 
Conrad are "In" on several produc- 
tions On the money end and not as 
authora 



In the basement of )the Beaux 
Art.i on 40th street a lloor show 
has been quietly running for two 
yeai-V, getting a steady play at $1 
couvert nlglrtly and $1.50 Saturdays. 
It Is a small place, but shrewdly 
arranged for capacity. 

At present the show consists of 
the Versatile Se^ctet, Christine, 
"Woovl Sisters, Rosebuds (six girls 
a I.i Tiller troupes), and Jane Marr. 
Al Ltntz leads the orchestra and 
sin;^.'!. the rest of the boys doubling 
as they did in vaudeville in en- 
senilile faipging and entertaining. 



CLEVELAND OPPOSISH 



The Rendezvous has closed its 
door;i. "1 his -action w.-.s taken by 
the- management of its own voli- 
tlo;i. 

Ttip Gil Boag cabaret recently at- 

ir:iV-ir:T .attention when charges were 

r. filed onalnst it for violation' of the 

Vol.'i ead law. The Picadilly re- 

ni'liiH open. 



Babotte Busey, cx-vaude and 

now ho.stess in Al Raymo's cabaret 

»'l /i'-,eepvv;(;l» ViJiage, .pn;oy9fl th? 

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Circle (Print*) Playing "Namea" 
Against Keith's 



Cleveland, June S. 

Th^ Circle, managed by Martin 
Printz, Is offering a diversified class 
of "attractions" as opposition to 
Keith's 105th there. Prints ia 
understood to be spending from 
$1,500 to $2,000 for special drawing 
cards. 

One week Printz has a band and 
a picture star the next. Contracts 
were closed this week for Maurlne 
Powers, of "Notoriety" and the pic- 
ture as well to be the Circle attrac- 
tion June 15. 

I'aul Gray is handling the special 
work that will be done for Miss 
Powers In Cleveland while Archie 
Shppard wilt manage the film and 
the star. 



CleTeland, Juno S. 

The hotels are already Jammed 
by the advance guard of politicians, 
reportera telegraph operators and 
miscellaneoua human by-prodaeta 
of the Republican National con- 
vention. 

It opons Monday morning and Is 
expected to last until Friday dur- 
ing the cut-and-dried probability 
of a Coolidge nomination. 

The theatres will b» packed tke 
latter half of this week and all of 
next. The lucky attractions this 
week are: Keith's Palace, headed 
by Clark and McCullough and the 
University of California Olee Club: 
"Olrl Shy" at tha Stillman (which 
may be held over) ; "Mary" (stock) 
at Keith's lOBth; "So This Is Lon- 
don," at the Ohio, and Jack Nor- 
worth In "The Demi Virgin" at the 
Colonial, both also stock; "Blossom 
Time," In its seventh week and to 
be held next week at the Hanna 

Next week will see "Helen of 
Troy, N. T.," at the 105th Street 
and probably the Ohio and Colonial 
shows sticking, as no new ones are 
announced. David Butler in "The 
Arizona Express," Is the feature for 
the Hip for convention week, with 
vaudeville. Including Klass and 
Brilliant and Hap Haxsard. 

Keith's Palaco advertises "Gala 
Convention Week Show," with the 
Moeconla Sylvia Clark. BlUy Kent 
& Co., McCarthy Slaters, Power's 
Elepbanta 

BERLIN ON RADIO 



Two of the people who had engaged passage for abroad <u.d wars at 
Nellie Revelle's dinner at the Friars postponed sailing for that puriwae. 
They were George M. Cohan and Dr. Reginald Sayre. Dr. Sayre also 
delayed the rifle team, which he heads, for the Olympic games. 

Preparing for her own attendance at the dinner. Miss Revell for tw« 
days "broke In" a pair of shoes she Intended wearing, the first she 
had worn for five ycara Then, on the day of the dinner, Nellie put on 
for the first time another new pair of slippers she wore. 

The Friars' Dinner Committee received a communioation from a society 
of womer of which Edythe Totten is president. It wsm signed by ICtaS 
Totten, and aaid she did not understand why the Friars were obarvlnc 
$6 per plate fo'- women bA the Aator; she knew wh^e they would (ive % 
banquet to women at $3.50 top. Miss Totten didn't meation the nsoM 
of the cut rate place. 









The reported attempt of several independent vaudevtils tnteresUi 
to place the young mid-west girl (Miss Dennia) In ▼auderlUs ■sama to 
have flopped. Just when things we^e breaking right, the poUoo otapped 
in and upeet all calculatlona Secma the psychic and mind raadar, who 
oame to Broadway widely heralded aa the "greatest ever" and who Isndsd 
a lot of publicity, landed hi the toils when a client squawked to tha S. A.** 

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BERYL MERCER AND 
OTHERS FOR VAUDE 



Contrary to Policy of His PublSah- 
ing Firm 



mCORPORATIONS 

Albany, .Time 3. 

Screen Press of America, Inc., 

New York; printers, pictures, ad- 

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Irving Berlin will broadeaat per- 
sonally for the flrat time tonigh^ 
from Station WHN, the Loew radio 
.studio, at nine o'clock. A printed 
announcement sent out by Mils 
Granlund, atatlon master of cere- 
monies, says that the famous com- 
poser will sing "Whafll I Dor' and 
several othera of hia more receift 
^omposltlona 

Music men herald the annoanoe- 
ment with Intereat. aa U Is a radical 
switch from the policy of the Ber- 
lin Arm. which sought recently to 
limit aa much aa poaalble the broad- 
casting of these iMurticular numbera 

Saul Bornsein (as recorded In 
"The Cll|H>er" some weeks ago) an- 
nounced that the "What'll I Dor* 
number in particular was to be pro- 
tected from "death" in the air. 

In this campaign of restrlcUq^ 
the Berlin forces were only partially 
successful, because although vocally 
It has been heard very seldom, al- 
most every band broadcasting from 
stations around New York played 
"Whafll I Do?" during their pro- 
gram. One reason for this was the 
number of requests received for the 
number. 

The booking of Berlin Is In line 
with WHN's recent policy of trying 

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William Shilling Directed Num- 
ber of Picture "Names"— 
F. Mayo and G. Glass 

Beryl Mercer, in a sketch, "A 
Night's Work," will give It a vau- 
deville teat at the Greenpolnt, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., June . 16. prior to 
playing the Keith New York time. 
Miss Mercer, formerly the star of 
"Queen Victoria," and more recently 
a member of the "Outward Bound" 
cast, wlU be assisted in her vaude- 
ville sketch by two persons. 

Frank Mayo, now on the coast 
flnishlng a picture contract, will ap- 
pear la the sketch In which he 
played before. 

Another booking of a film star Is 
the Taudeville opening of Gaston 
Qlaas June 2S In a sketch written 
by James Stanley Royce. It Is this 
same Rojrce who has also turned 
out a new act for Montague Love, 
another picture Idol. 

Love \i scheduled to start the 
variety work July 7 upon hla' re- 
turn from the Bahamas lalands, 
where he Is now engaged In mak- 
ing tit picture. 

° Two other bookings are Flora 
Finch, June 23, and Lucille Laverne. 
Jans N. 

All of the picture people have been 
been placed by William Shilling. 



$10,000 ACT SHELVED 

"In Hawaii" Could Not Command 
, |1,100 Weekly 



Another act produced on spec for 
the "big time," and finding no 
takers at the salary figure asked, 
has been relegated to discard. 

The piece was a South Sea J.sle 
flash captioned "In Hawaii." 12 peo- 
ple and three .seta, produced by Ar- 
thur Emanuel at a reported cost of 
$10,000. It showed at several of tho 
independent houses. 

Bookers were IntercHted, but 
couldn't see It for the $i,lOO asked 
weekly. 

Bipanuel claims U m„\\c f^cpt'fS 



CHKAGD'S NEW dllB 
OPENED nr NUYTTENS 



Night Cabaret Without Coun- 
terpart Anywhere— Naughty 
but Nice and Artistic . 



v^,- 



Chlcago, June I. 

A nnique institution l» operating -:iii 
In Chloaeo, on a dark atde street '>' 
near the Drake Hotel, known as 
Club Ches Plerra It Is run by 
Pierre Nuyttens, a famoua etcher 
and painter, and la the outer portion 
of his studiio,.on the upper floor oA 
a big and gloomy warehousa The 
wholesale grocery above and below 
runs along all day. In the evening 
the freight entrances are converted 
with hangings, canopies, etc., and 
the plaoe taJtes on the air of a gala 
reeort. 

Elrnle Young Is running the show, 
staged by Nuyttens. It is the laat 
word In the risque and rococo, with 
one set of costumes that have never 
been exceeded for ingenloua nudity. 
The orchestra worka behind a scrim. 
The restaurant is huge and mag- 
nificently appointed, hung with 
originals by Nuyttens and replete 
with novelties, including a prome> 
nade that la a dream. 

The couvert chxu-ge la |1.50 
nightly, except Saturday, $2.5<i, and 
Chez Pierre is drawing the top play 
of the town. The show worka after 
theatre only. ' ' 

In the cast are Burry and No#ajr, 
Margo Rofero and Paul Rahn. yt^'). 
ton and Mayo and a dosen beautN..' 
ful show girls, who, In a Pierrot and 
Spanish number and a living picture, 
go to extremes, though the lighting 
and artlatry of the staging keep the 
entertainment from being a shock. 

There is no place In New York, 
ond probably none in Paris, that 
can approach Ches Pierre for bo- 
hemlan, unique. Impressive attrac- 
tiveness. It seats 800, and seems 
set to clean up a fortune. 



ILL AND nriUBED 

J<auro Jesus of the musicians in 
the De Marco's dancing set, a native 
of Liuenos Aires, was taken to the 

Uellevue Hoapltat, New York, last 

Thursday, suffering from hemoT'* - 
rikages of the lungs. His condition 
is reported serious. 

Dick Fitzgerald is at the Neuro- 
logical Hospital, 67th street and 

( (Continued on pa^,)^ ^<, ^oj 



VARIETY 



BURLESQUE 



*i-»*«^V->'S'' 



Wednetday, June 4, 19M 



MUTUAL WHEEL'S ANNUAL 
MEETING OFFERS PREMIUMS 



34 Weeks and Houses Announced — Four More to Be 
Added — Increase of Terms Through Percentage 
^Wheel Capitol Up to $100,000 



The Mutual circuit meetings of 
Btockholders and directors held yes- 
terday (Tuesday) afternoon at the 
Mutual'a headquarters in the Navex 
Building was followed by the official 
announcement the circuit had raised 
ita capitalisation from $35,000 to 
$100,000, the Increased stock being 
Immediately subscribed for. 

The same officers and board of di- 
rectors were elected renaming I. H. 
Herk, president; Sam Mannheim, 
first vice-president; R. O. Tunnison, 
second vice-president; E. Thos. 
Beatty, secretary; Charles Franklin, 
treasurer; Cave Kraus, chairman of 
the executive board. 

A fund of $30,000 or more will be 
subscribed to be divided among the 
10 Mutual shows attaining the 
largest season grosses. The fund 
will b« obtained through each house 
agreeing to subscribe $2S a week 
during the season. The money will 
be divided $6,000 to the leading at- 
traction graduating down to $1,000 
for the lowest of the first ten. 

The number of attractions eligible 
to share In the fund may be in- 
creased to 16 before next season. 

The list of houses and cities on 
the Mutual Circuit was announced 
as 34 weeks with four more weeks 
to be added as soon as current nego- 
tiations are completed. The acquisi- 
tion of several last season Columbia 
burlesque stands appear upon the 
list of towns and houses. 

The announcement of the fund to 
be distributed among the ten lead- 
ing shows made the producers 
Jubilant. They regarded it as In the 
nature of Increased terms for them. 
Last week the Mutual announced it 
had increased the sharing terms for 
the attractions several hundred 
weekly with a percentage increase 
above a certain gross in addition. 

The list of cities and houses al- 
ready set for the Mutual for next 
season follows: 

New York, Olympic; Brooklyn, 
Star; Newark, Lyric; Perth Amboy, 
Long Branch and Trenton; Phila- 
delphia, Gayety; Baltimore; Wash- 
ington, Mutual, formerly Cosmos: 
Penn Circuit No. 2 — Pittsburgh, 
Lyceum; Cleveland, Empire; Cin- 
cinnati, Elmpress; Louisville, Gay- 
ety; Indianapolis, Broadway; East 
St. Louis; St. Louis, Garrlck; Kan- 
sas City, Empress; Des Moines, 
Iowa; Minneapolis, Palace; St. Paul, 
Empress; Milwaukee, Empres!*; Chi- 
cago, Michigan; Detroit, Shubert 
Michigan; Toronto, Strand; Buffalo, 
fJarden; Rochester, Corinthian; El- 
mira, Blnghamton and Schenectady; 
Scranton, Majestic; Wilkes-Barre, 
Nesblt; Penn Circuit No. 1— Phlla- 
helphla. Trocadero, Hoboken, Em- 
pire; New York, Prospect; Brooklyn, 
Gayety; Boston, Howard. 



MANY SAILINGS TODAY 
FOR ALL OVER EUROPE 



Crowd Leaving on "Berfen- 

garia" — Carmel Myers 

and Picture Party 



Carmel Myers sails today (Wed- 
nesday) on the Bercngarla, accom- 
panied by her mother, Mrs. Anna 
Myers, and several picture actoiv 
and actresses, to fulfill a German 
producing contract. The German film 
company, emulating their Americcin 
confreres who have gone abroad 
and brought back screen notables 
like Pola Negrri, Victor Seastrom, 
Ernst Lubltscb and others, sent 
Ernest Wolf, Heimuth Ooeze, Paul 
Ebner and Edward Burns, direc- 
tors of the company, over here to 
sign several American screen stars. 

The directors are accompanying 
Miss Myers back. Julanne John- 
stone and her mother, Mrs. A. Red- 
ford Johnstone, are in the same en- 
tourage. Other Hollywood peof)le 
are to follow shortly. 

The first production will be a 
fllmizatlon of Dr. Wolfe's "Gar- 
ragan." Following this. Miss Myers 
goes to Rome to play the Egyptian 
siren role in "ilea Hur," which 
Metro-Goldwyn is filming. She will 
return to Germany to m.ake a series 
of flhns which will be produced with 
an eye to the Amcriciin market. 

Other theatrical- notables sailing 
on the Bereng-iria include Jesse 
Lasky and wife, Mrs. Margaret Tal- 
madge (the mother), John ESmer- 
son, Anita L/Ooa and Edna Ferl)er, 
authoress, accompanied by her 
mother, Mrs. Julia Kerber. 

Jeanne Eagles Ih going to Berlin 
to see "Rain" produced abroad by 
Max Relnhardt. Max Gabel and his 
wife, Jennie Goldstein, Jewish the- 
atrical stars, arc going abroad to 
star in "The Great Moment," Ga- 
bel's biggest sucresH, in a tour of 
London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, War- 
saw and Lemburg. 

Ann Nichols will head a theatri- 
cal contingent to see off Miss B. F. 
Wilson, who win do a travel series 
for an American Vewspj-per syndi- 
cate. 



Mnhnl's 10 New Stands 
On Ned Season's Rente 

Th« Muttial borlesqae wheel'* 
r«o«nt addition* to Ita circuit 
for next aeaaon, by tbMttrM 
»nd cities, are: 

Bhubert-Hlchlgan, Detroit 
(seating 1,200). 

lowan (former Orpbeum), 
Dea Moinea (1,600). 

Lyceum, Pittsburgh (2,600). 

Counos, Washington (1,000). 

Also tb* Mutual shows will 
play In a Finklestein A Ruben 
theatre in both St Paul and 
Minneapolis, and will fill In a 
split week between Elmira, 
Blnghamton and Schenectady, 
N. Y. 

The Bmpress, Kansas City, 
to b« added to the circuit next 
season already has been an- 
nounced, also the Prospect in 
the Bronx. New York City. 

With the additions to the cir- 
cuit's theatres it Is said at the 
Mutual's New York offices the 
wheel has at present lined up 
for next season $4 weeks, and 
Is In negotiation for a couple 
of more theatres. 



TASEEB HOT A "SPEC" 

Billy Tasker, T>urlesque manager, 
arrested last week at Broadway and 
47th street as a ticket speculator, 
was discharged In West Side court 
when the case came up for a hear- 
ing. 

Taskar, the testimony showed, had 
bought tickets for "Let's Go," at the 
Columbia, and was distributing 
them among friends, when the de- 
tectives, thinking him a "spec," took 
him into custody. 



COLUIIBIA'S CHANQES 

Splits Bacoms Waaka— Soma Hoinaa 
Will B* Dropped 



The Grand, Worcester, Mass , will 
be a full week next season on the 
Columbia Circuit. lAst season the 
house split with the Hyperion, New 
Haven, which Is being razed. ' 

Syracuse and Utloa will be a apllt 
week stand on the Columbia next 
season doing away with the three 
New York State one-night stands 
(Auburn, Blnghamton and Elmira). 
Albany will also revert to a full 
week stand at the Harmonus Bleeck- 
er Hall, which will drop Schenec- 
tady from the circuit. 

The Yorkvllle, New York City, 
will in ail probability be dropped, 
although it hasn't been officially an- 
nounced. The Columbia producers 
have requested the house be dropped. 

The Columbia is negotiating for a 
house in Des Moines to play four 
days to eliminate the week lay off 
of last season between Omaha and 
Chicago. 



$11,700 AT COLUMBIA 

"Lets (So," Fred Clarke's summer 
run Columbia burlesque show 
grossed $11,700 last week at the' Co- 
lum'bla. 



BUBLESaUE ENGAGEMENTS 

Placed for next season by Lewis 
Redelshelmer. 

Rhoda Freed, Charles Bergcr. 
"GeV Hot." 

Ida Blanchard, Ingenue, "Merry 
Rounders." 

Joe Moss, Sldman & Fay's revue. 

Billy Wilde. Ed G. and Helen 
Jackson, "Midnight Frolics." 

Pep Bedford, Ed Griffin, Frank 
McKay, "Kuddling Kiddies." 

Al Watson, "Make It Peppy." 

Phil W. Peters. "Whlx Bang 
Babies." 

Austin and McPherson, "Bobbed 
Haired Bandits." 



Cap and Bells, dramatic society of 
Williams College, will give three 
one-act plays. The pieces are "The 
Boor," by TchekofT; "In the Zone," 
by G'Neil. and "Identified." by Ar- 
nold Bembards, a Junior at the col- 
lege. 



COLUMBIA MEETING 

The officers and directors of the 
Columbia Amusement Company will 
meet tomorrow, when the franchises 
for next season will he distributed. 

It ifl rumored that "Beef Trust" 
Billy Watson and Henry Dixon's at- 
tractions will not be renewed. 



BUBLESaUE CHANGES 

The three Jacoba & Jermon Co- 
lumbia Burlesque shows have Ben 
Harris ("Queens of Paris"), Ira 
Miller ("John Barry's Stop-Go") 
and James P\ilton ("Golden Crook") 
fis managers. 

George Elmore, best remembered 
of late as the house manager of 
Poll's, Bridgepoit, Conn., has been 
appointed the house manager of tlie 
Columbia's Kansas City house. 
Gaiety. 

Barney Kelly, who nLinaged 
Miner's in the Bronx this past sea- 
son, is not returning to that hou.sc 
in the fall. Just who w;il get the 
house hasn't been determined at 
i^yUj^tlme. 

Hari'^ Ti.sl lins closed his season 
as exploitation man for the Mutu.il 
burlesque IntercFts in Phlladelplii.T, 
and win report at Indianapolis, 
where he will have charge next sea- 
son of the Columbia burlCHque the- 
atre. Capital. 

Chas. F. Edwards will nirinage 
"Broadwny ?jy Niglif on ,t^ip j.>:^; 
\iiuihiit, next seaitun. 




JANE GREEN 



STOCK BURLESQUE COS. 
NOT DOING SO WELL 



Losing Grip At Several Points 

— Must Jack Up or 

Quit 



According to reports stock bur- 
lesque is losing its grip In several 
out of town houses whioh have 
booked In. the policy for the sum- 
mer. 

Several figured as good burlesque 
towns have not rallied to the resi- 
dent company idea and are doing 
their theatre shopping elsewhere, 
preferring to hold their patronage 
In abeyance for the regular wheel 
shows. 

Small towns, generally figured as 
a cinch for this type of entertain- 
ment has fooled more than one pro- 
ducer this season. Most of the 
shows have been operating at a 
summer schedule of prices and con- 
sequently have a limited amount of 
money to spend on players and pro- 
duction equipment. Promoters of 
the projects figured that the cut 
rate gate fee would put the com- 
panies over but if reports are cor- 
rect the showmen guessed wrong. 

House owners who also suc- 
cumbed to the Idea of the additional 
revenue are not as sanguine as they 
were, many of them figuring that 
the mediocrity of th^ stock shows 
may hurt the standing of the houses 
in regular season. 

Representatives of both burlesque 
wheels have been watching these 
outlaw "turkeys," also their affect 
upon local patronage. In some 
quarters it has been hinted that 
unless the house managers persuade 
the present tenants to produce 
shows that will not deteriorate the 
value of the houses the latter may 
be dropped from the respective 
wheels. 

All of which means that the 
stock shows will either have to be 
jacked up or taken out. 



MBS. SIDNEY GABBISON DEAD 

Wichita, Kan., June S. 

Mrs. Sidney Garrison is dead In a 
hospital here from tuberculosis. She 
was the wife of Sidney Garrison, 
with "Oh, Peachy," at Little Rock, 
Ark., and arrived here last Sunday 
and died the next day. 

Mrs. Garrison came here to leave 
her three-year-old son, Sidney, Jr., 
with Anice Duberry (Mrs. James 
Hollis), ingenue with the "Honey 
Bunch" musical tab at the local Or- 
pheum for the summer. ' 

Until recently Mrs. Garrison had 
been a member of the "Oh, Peachy" 
company. 



BIFE'S NEW SHOW 

George Rife will operate a Colum- 
bia show next season which will be 
called "Take a Look." 

Rife's new production will replace 
Beeftrust Billy Watson's show 
operated upon Rife's franchise on a 
leasing arrangement. Harry C. 
Dlehl will be manager of "Take a 
Look." 



Thf TTlliRlr.Tl prmrrt.v fnvorlte In a cycle of gloom-banishing songs. 
Initial vniiili-viilp engagement at B. F. Keith's Riverside, New York, 
th R week (Jimo V), after playing the past few seasons in the productions 
of tlic McKsrs. ZitKfclil and Dillingham. 

Miss Green i-i .in exclusive Victor Record artist, booked to appear In 
conjunction with l.«l'.i:ni Joneis' Band for two weeks at the Orpheum, 
Han Fiancisco, < ininKncing June 15; follows a week at Oakland, two at 
the Orpheum, Los An',-rlcH. and one at the Hill Street, Lios Angeles. 

ARTHUR FRANKLIN at th* Piano 
I >"' !i ■ 'Va«dcvillc Bookings arranged by .HARRV WBBER : t ■■ 
Personal Management LOUIS 8HURR 



Charles Arnold Dies 

Cincinnati, June 3. 

Charles Arnold, well-known poli- 
tician and associate of Rud K. 
Hynlcka, Columbia Burlesque official 
and producer, died here last week at 
the age of 64. 

Mr. Arnold has held public office 
for a number of years. He was a 
political and buslne«e assocla/te of 
Hynicka, being flnanclally Interest- 
ed ^D sevei^ of ^ynlcka's ColvTO'bla 
Cii cuil Iiaachlses and sbtf^i ' ' ' 



'JOUTJESIEBS'HUNGRi; 
AND NO SATISFACnONi 

Burlesque Co. of 21 Had $800 
Due in Back Salaries- 
Producer Arrested 



San Francisco, Juno 3. 

"The JoHy Jesters," a burlesque 
troupe recently appearing at the 
local Casino, took .their "jesting". I 
Into the police courts here by caus- 
ing the arrest of John J. Hill, pro- 
ducer of the show, on charges of 
failure to pay salaries. Twenty, 
one members of the comp-iny ap^ j 
peared as compkilnants. They al- | 
leged Hill owed them a total ot 
(800 In back salaries. 

When the case -..-as called befora ' 
Police Judge Golden a crowded cal- 
endar caused him to i ostpone the 
hearings. This didn't meet with the 
satisfaction of 16 of the chorus girl 
complainants, led by Zbne O'Day. 
The girls started muttering and 
chattering and refused to heel the 
admonitions of their attorney for i 
quiet. The girls announced that i 
they were without money to buy 
food and "■^* n postponement 
v.oull work unneeess.nry hardship' 
on them. 

A bailiff had to be called to 
"Shoo* the chorines out of the 
court. i' 



"LET'S GO" MUST GO j 

Columbia's Hit Shov,/ Forced Out 
June 21 by "Hollywood rollies" 



Hurtig and Se.imon's "Hollywood 
Follies" will open at the Columbia, 
New York. Jure 23 following "Let's 
Go." 

Hurtig and Seamon alleged they 
held conlract.s calling for summer 
bookings at the Columbia beginning 
June 23, but this was subsequently i 
denied by the Columbia Amusement] 
.officials. 

At the close of the regular Cclum- 
bla burlesque season it was reported . 
that "Hollywood Follies" \vouUl be 
the summer run attraction at the 
Columbia. When "Let's Go" won 
the distinction from several com- 
petitors the H. and S. firm an- 
nounced their attraction would fol- 
low Clarke's show in after several 
weeks regardless of the box office 
success of "Let's Go." 

At the Columbia headquarters . 
Monday It was said the matter 
would be straightened out at the 
annual meeting of the Columbia 
stockhoHers and dlrectoM scheduled 
for Thursday of this week. The an^ 
nouncement of the confirmed book- 
ing came yesterday (Tuesday). .J 



NEW TITLES 



In Use on Columbia Wheel Next 
Season . i 



Several new titles will be used llf * 
Columbia producers next season. 

Bob Travers and William Brandell 
will call their attraction "Best ShoW 
In Town," a title used by the lat< 
Bluoh Cooper. 

Jacobs & Jermon'e three wiU 
be titled John Barry's "Stop Go"; 
Billy Arlington's "Golden Crook"; ^ 
and "Queens of Paris." j 

Barney Gerard in addition io4 
operating and producing "Follies of ; 
the Day" for the Miner Estate will 
have his own franchise and call hie 
show Barney Gerard's New Show. 



BUELESQUE CLUB ELECTION 



1 



The annual meeting of the Colum- 
bia Burlesque Producers was held 
Monday at the Burlesque Club. 

The acting officers and board of 
directors was re-elected as follows: 

Tom Miner, president; Dave 
Marion, vice-president; Borney 
Gerard, secretary-treasurer. 

Board of directors, Henry C. 
Jacobs; Wm. S. Campbell; Bobby 
Clark; George Dresselhouse; Mau- 
rice Cain. Harry Hastings. 



AL EAYMO'S COME BACK 

Al Raymo, wop comic who retired 
from burlesque several years ag* 
to open a cabaret in Greenwich 
Village, is planning a comeback for 
vaudeville In a new two-act In 
which he will be assisted by Ba- 
bette Busey. 

Raymo will still retain hie Inter- ^ 
est in the cabaret. 



Strand, Newark, Reopening 

Newark, June 8. 
The Strand, which cJosed lairt 
week with hurle«que stock, will re- 
open next week with the picture of 
•tbc Bavariai? Yifc^ion' Hay. " » ^ " ^ ' 



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Elsia Yawson, who withdrew from 
"Spring Cleaning" several weeks 
aigo to create a principal role in 
"Dancing Mothers" (closing after a 
two-week' preliminary tour), has re- 
; turned to the former show. 



Memorial Day the tablet Installed 
In the lounge room of the N. V. A. 
Club, to the memory of the late 
Samuel K. Hodgdon, who died April 
•, 1922, was decorated with a wreath 
of flowers In the presence of his 
aons, Ray and Jack, with their fam- 
ines, representtlves of the Keith of- 
Sce and a large number of members. 



William B. S ee s kin, for many 
years manager of the Savaniiah 
theatre. Savannah, and later la 
theatrlcala In New Tork. has quit 
the Hhow business entirely. 



'' The Colonial, tha old landmark In 
St. Johnsbury, Vt., was destroyed by 
lire. Damage |7E,000. 



f 

[:; Miriam Battiata, tha child acreen 

^lactress. who appeared recently in 
a balcony scene from "Romeo and 
JttUat" with Charles Blaton, a U- 
year-old boy, has accepted a south- 
ern Loew route. 



Allen Pryor, called "the Austra- 
lian Caruso," who waa brought to 
the SUtes by Samuel H. Blair, who 
discovered the young tenor when 
be was touring Australia with the 
^ctura, "Robin Hood," ia scheduled 
to give a special concert in the 
BlJou. New Tork, June IS, for the 
benefit of the Swedish Hoapital of 
Brooklyn. 



Tha vaudevilla aet of HcDaritt, 
Kelly and Qulnn, whldi auspended 
engagements some weeks ago upoa 
the death of Andy Kelly of the trio 
ia Montreal, has resumed Its tour 
of the Loew circuit under the same 
name. A Philadelphia acrobat and 
dancer whose name has not been 
announced has taken KeUy'a phice 
in the turn. 



Monroe Goldstein, one of Frank 
TInney'a several and busy lawyers, 
is said to have occasioned quite a 
laugh the other day when he tried 
to shoo away a swarm of rei>orters 
by telling them that the whole Tln- 
ney-Wllson mess waa a publicity 
gag on the part of Will Page or 
one of the other Zlegfeld publicity 



cauncs' final percentages 



Tha eritieal percentages for the whole of the season ending last Satur- 
day wx>uld liave been more satisfactory and educational had not so many 
unexpeoted developments occurred among the Now Tork dallies and con- 
sequently among their reviewers. 



It would have been most Interesting had James Craig of "The Mall" 
continued on his dramatic critical way until the ending of the sesLSon 
instead of leaving that field midway with a percentage untopped by any 
of tha others who remained until the last. Craig was the newest of all 
of the crlttca with no previous reviewing In New Tork yet he Jumped into 
the lead and remained there while with the dramatic department of his 
paper. 



The absorption and merging of dailies the past season also contributed 
to a somewhat motley list In several Instances but tha main purport of 
Variety's box score of percentages, to determine on the printed record 
with what frequency a New York dally reviewer guesses correctly has 
been accomplished. 



The box score doesn't rate the critics of the dailies as very expert 
guessers, according to the percentages of Rights and Wrong* in their 
opinions. 



The tMX score though may say that in a town as large as New Tork 
where a play can jump Into popularity over night or noake Ha way despite 
adverse notices that the function of the critic Is more to inform the 
reading public what Is In the show or what it is about than to take heed 
of their Judgment, for or against 



Perhaps the smaller the town the more the Influence of the critical 
opinion. 



There is no better model than "Abie's Irish Rose." Any three out of 
four dramatic newspaper men who may see that show will be at an utter 
loss to fathom its popularity but all will admit it. It has been tested 
end held up for the record of all American comedies. Its record as a whole 
to date exceeds that of "Lightnln' " although "Lightnin' " holds two or 
three individual-run records, Broadway one of them. 



The box score, however. In Variety doesn't mean anything to the public. 
But Its Interesting and of interest to all newspaper men concerned In the 
theatre and to tiie profession, if only looked upon aa a curious comment. 



it could bring up that aged-old theory that a dramatic critic to qualify 
as the expert ho is believed to be should have technical knowledge of the 
theatre; that he should have been a i>laywrlght or an actor, or the com- 
mon Idea the critic should be in line with the taste of the public at large 
for the stage. 

If a critic bats only .500 or .(00 in his percentage of guesses, can he be 
assumed to know the taste of the public that surely bats 1.000, for the 
public determines the hits or the failures? 

The ehanoes are the producers are the best critics; they reject and 
accept the plays, presenting those accepted that become the auccesses 
or flops. The unsuspected or unext>ected hits are about one in 200. Some 
producers have a keener insight than others; some producers can make 
them believe it t>etter than others, but within the theatre will be found 
the best critics, else why do some tickets get Into Joe Leblang's before 
the show opens? 



HARD WORK OR BAD LIQUOR 



Hard work or bad liquor or both in the temperamental show business 
la a oomblnation no oonatltution can stand. PbyalclaMi lasue warnings 
and they are disregarded. PMfaapa tbe patient thinks "the doctor Is trjring 
to scar* ma" or that tbe doctor doesn't understand what ho la talking 
about. ... 



There may be nothing the matter with a person's heart and the doctors 
may tell hhn that, but few laymen ever think about the kidneys. Few 
laymen know little about the efiteot of ether on tha kidneys. Few laymen 
give but meager thought to how much ether may be employed in the 
malcing of liquor, and by Uqoor ia meant bear aa well aa wbiaky, tor 
ether la oaed in the manufacture of Impure beer. 



Hard work in the ahow busineaa is common. It'a a piQg conrtlnually 
for many. They work until they fall down and when they fall down, 
seldom get up. Hard work, atecuiy work, lata woiic. irregular hours and 
meala; ther work their ravagea on the system, and those under the 
strain hav* enough aense to know K. They may seek vurceaae in one 
way or aaotSter, but by tha boose route is the deadliest. 

The question of ether ia liquor and ita effect upon tha kidneya, tbat 
appean to operate so often aa heart'a dlsecwa might, is not lafomiation 
for medical sources, directly. It Is based more upon information from 
bootlegging aoorcea and observation by people who have noted tha drsad 
effect of promlaeuona liquor drinkinc. 



Evan near-beer from accounta la not exempt' troir. foreign 
pounda, tta»t take their count on the system of the consumer. 



Judge Walter C. Kelly and Charlie 
Hill started for Lake Placid, N. T.. 
^yesterday, (Tuesday), In Mr. Hills 
car. After two weeks in the moun- 
tains the Judge will move his pin- 
ochle deck to Atlantic City for the 
remainder ctf, ^^e jpp5ma^, , ^^^. . 



This is not a preachment, but more in the form of a warning; not to be 
promiscuous In drinking and not to drink any liquor In «<ny form unless 
the drinker knows what he Is drinking. When bootleggers will phoney 
port wine and other light wines that have so little call, it can be imagln d 
what may be done with everything else. 

Of 887,000 bottles of liquor recently seized In the northwest, dose to 
tha Canadkui border, not one bottle approached anywhere near purity. 

Lessen the hard work and lengthen the life, though perhaps Increasing 
tbe burden, but keep away from strange liquor of all description, for as 
a doctor who drinks himself has said: 

"Any one who will go around drinking boose everywhere and the kin 1 
of boose he will get nowadays will not live five years; he oan't." 



Another doctor warned his patient to this effect: 

"If you do not stop drinking booze tlie way you are doing, It will 
get to your kidneys and you will drop off like a shot la a year." That 
nian died suddenly before a year. 

No drys around Variety's ofQoe and there are several right in the ofTlce 
who can read this twice. It's the result of mixing in with drinkers, buyers 
and sollara of booze; people who say they can tei: good whisky by the 
smell and also say they haven't smelled (rood whisky in years. There Is 
good whisky. But find it and don't drink it until you do, nor beer nor ale 
por anyilt^k^ Ahd t>e pt^iticiilar ab6ut the beer o^ ^enrhlsliyi .- . 



Equity's ''Strike PaymenU" 

As far as has been learned by the actors on strlka by Eiqulty's orders, 
no provision has been made by the organisation for a "strlka payment" 
to them while out. 

It is eustomary in strikes, and expected by unions, for tha union to pay 
the full weelUy wage of the strikers' for the first five weeks, usually^ 
accepted as the maximum period a strike will last, unless the strike 
should sooner end. After five weeks the strikers are given a pro rated 
sum of their wage. 

In Inatances where the strike proceeds beyond the resources of the 
union ordering It, affiliated unions in the same trades are called upon to 
contribute toward the strikers' pay fund. The percentage often requested 
of affiliated members' unions runs about one per cent, or lees of the 
members' weekly Saturday envelope. 

Affiliated with Equity aa in the same trade ar« tha stac* handa^ 
musicians. Vaudeville Branch and Yiddish unions. 



The stage hands and. musicians forced out of employment by tha 
Equity-directed strike are not considered "on strike" nor entitled to any 
reimbursement from their unions. While under tha union custom tha 
stage hands and musicians might be aaked to pay a percentage of what 
they earn to maintain their brethren -actors on atrlke, the men of their 
own unions forced out, would not be entitled to a call for aasiatanca. 



In the union strikes previously the men affected have been on • 
minimum acale with the maximum wage as a mla limited through tha 
paymenU for overtime or extraordinarily akWed labor. The highest 
amount under the conditions could be easily gauged. 

With Equity members and their range of aalary from |40 or fSO weekly 
In minor roles to 12,000 or $2,(00 weekly with stars or from $1,000 ts 
$6,000 with stars on percentage such aa Fred Stone (one of the Equity 
actors now on strike) the question of wage payment to BquUy members 
on strike while out might raise points not haretofors paaaad upon In union 
circles. 



RIGHT OFF THE D^ 

By NELLIE REVELL '^ ' 



„^ Somaraat^Hotal, Nsw Tork. 

The reaction from the excitement of laat waek baa Just aet in and thla 
is Betty's second trip to my room for copy. Tbe first time she came I waa 
complotely submerged. I guess this thing of having banqueta, luncheon^ 
matinee engagements and other celebrations all in the apaoa of aeTea dayv, 
la too much sporting life for one whose only axdtomaBt la tha last four 
yeara has consisted of operations and treatmanta. 

But last woek certainly waa a busy one. After apeadlng tba wsek< 
end at the Aator, I was returned with thanka by tha FHara on Tuesday 
and delivered to the Someraet via 44th street and SIztli avanaa. I broka 
the Jump at Keene's Chop House, where I atuok Paal Heakal for tht' 
lunch. He had foresight enough, however, to aak Joba Pollock aad J. P. 
MuUer to come over to embelliah tbe flrat maal I bav* bad la a raaUuninl 
in five years. 

I have heard some people say thej grow waary of eating aieala in rea* 
taurants. but If every dinner out tasted like that one. my firat under theaa 
circumstances In mo many years, I would be willing to dabaU the point ' 
with them from now until the Palais Royale reopens. 



The Wednesday maUnee found me at the Sam H. Harris theatre to aea-, 
"The Nervous Wreck." The point that Impressed me waa that, while all 
these menUI steeplejacks are looking for a deflnltlon for "hokum " tha 
public is laughing lUelf to dtath at it and not caring what it Is. Every 
one who haa ever had an ache or a pain should have seen "Tha Nervous 
Wreck." and any one who has never had either should hare aeen it any- 
way, and then they never would have any. 

It reminds me of some of the old afterpieces we used to put on way 
out west where men are men — and some are gunmen. "7he Nervous 
Wreck" was aa funny to me as "Razor Jim" used to ba to those audiences 
out there. All of whfcrh reminds me that the father of Dan McCartljy; 
the handsome auditor of tbe Sam H. Harris ofllea, uaed to have two 
valuable possessions that were the envy of everyone who knew him In 
the theatrical game. One was the prettiest wife I aver saw and the 
other was a trunkful of tba best afterpieces I ever heard. If Dan could 
only locate that trunk, we would have a real, genuine gold mine. 

Friday night CUrence and Haxal Jacobson decided that I ought to 
celebrate Memorial Day by eating across the stra«t at Jack and Jill's ' 
rea^urant. Once over there, I held a reception with some of tha old 
waltsrs from Jack's resUurant on Sixth avenue^ which was closed 
for go^ about this time Mst year. I learned from Robert, who used 
to be the headwalter at Jack's, that George Laah, who bad waited on 
me for years there and in other restaurants, strung aU the way acrosa 
the continent, had quit tba prune-piloting profession and had gone into 
the lumber business, ru bet that, just from force of habit, he U maklnc 
a spaoiaKy of aupplylng board for tha Ubia induatry. making 

Aftw dinner Claxenca Jaoct>aon, on bia way to the box office, delivered 
^•^ J^? Variety oflloea. I went there to a«a if I could find out who it was 
JS^SSX.** "**" "^^ ""' "' "*• '^' **^" OM Sun^ 

It f^l to tha lot of Fred Schader to wheal me from there and now I know 
why there aren't any dilldren In tha Schader family. The wise old stork 
""•^.."V^ fl*t.^^^ ^ maalpulata a perambuUtor and decided ha 
wouldn t wiah him aa a go-cart guide on any defenseless infant. We had 
a blow-out. several kinds of engine trouble, ranging from ankyloais of 
the carburetor to astigmatism of the steering gear, iwd flnaUy stalled m» 
willow wmton six completely. A crowd fathered a^oSS^ but stmn"J 
^.'^L'^J't ""*■•* **" ""*' ■^"'"'^ "auggestlona to stalled motorists " 

I dldn t have my walking shoes on so I had to tUcH until repairs were 
made. And it Just occurred to mo aa I looked at the encircling crowd 
that Broadway after all U Just Main street enlarged a bit 

A frtond who called on me at the Aator at dinner time one evening 

IS'rti?*^"'' *'"*'' ''"*' '*" ""**" •'^ ■"^•'" "" *"'■*•" **' <»«»*<rtaW«i 

"l guess it win be tough, after enjoying all those delicacies, to go back 
home again." • oacB 

But my caller did not know of my little resUurant at the Somerset 
of the care and attention that Mrs. Kelly, the owner, gives mlneTnfl^ ,' 
her other orders and of the kindly offices of August, the headwalter 
While the fool at theso oM-.er resUurants was a welooie chan^ j«t m 

1^1?,"^^!.**"?!.?^% •'f*'' ""'""'" •" """^ «•«*'"*• I OWn't find " 
any of them any better food any better prepared than at tha whit. 
Swan dining room at my hotel wniie 

Like the little boy who has run away from home, 1 may have bMn 
glad to get away, but I was twice as glad to get back. \^ 



If you want to know what a real, undiluted Joy Is. lust hava t«n «# -».. 
best belove,- g .1 frlendP go away for a period of sever^ montl^rtnd fhe; 
have them return the samo day. That happened to me and IwtTunday 
two of mine got back. I felt aa thougrh It had crowned the tepSlM' 

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10 



VARIETY 



VAUD£V1LL1L 



d^viwa w 



Widneidar, Jane 4, MM 



ElSffi JANIS CANT 
DECIDE ON HUSBAND 



Blames It on Absence of 

Mind— All "JMst Good 

Pals" 



liondon, June 8. 

•TPhey are all JuBt good pals," 
teld Elsie Janls, answering a ques- 
tion whether any of the reports of 
her forthcoming marriage had been 
correct. Among those mentioned 
was Jack Buchanan, lately In New 
York In Chariot's Revue. 

Iflss Janls Is now in London, to 
open her own show called "KIsle 
Janls at Home" June • at the 
Queens. 

"I have other good pals, too, 
among the boys," added Miss Janls, 
referring to the question. 

Asked If there was any reason 
why she could not reach a conclu- 
sion about a husband from amongst 
her many admirers. Miss Janis an- 
swered: 

*? ]uat can't make up my mind; 
and, honest. I believe I haven't any 
mind." 



GUILD SESaON 

(Continued from page 3) 
brought in the entire gathering. 
Many in the audience clamored for 
recognition from the chair. The de- 
bate continued until 2.30, when the 
chairman announced an adjourn- 
ment, stating the motion would Le 
again taken up at the next mooting. 
The session had started at 11.30. 

The concensus of expression indi - 
cated a vasti/ favorable leaning 
toward the admission of women and 
the many ladies present applauied 
each time an allusion to that effect 
was nttcred. The debate f<eemed to 
center upon the status of the 
women-members In the several 
ways It could be viewed from the 
actucl wording of the motion. 

It had not been anticipated an 
argument of the kind would be gone 
into, and It progressed some dis- 
tance before the late hour forced 
the adjournment 

The high Interest, however, was 
apparent It was especially noticed 
how solidly the assemblage remained 
until the final minute. Up to three 
o'clock many little groups remained 
in the auditorium, discussing the 
several angles the discussion had 
taken. 

Anot'her open meeting for men 
and women of the Guild will be held 
tomorrow (Thursday) night at the 
Bijou (West 4Gth street) at 11:30. 



Poli's Theatre Vake 

Washington, June t. 

The assessed valuation of 
Poll's theatre building here Is 
$250,000, without the Oovern- 
ment-owned land Included. 

The valuation ki extremely 
low say Treasury experts, 
since the structure cost $308,- 
838. in 1910 and had $300,000 
in improvements spent on It, 
according to the estimate, in 
1922. 

An asseseor could not place 
a valuation on the ground as 
the Qovemment owns the en- 
tire block of which the Poll 
site is a part. The block covers 
77,841 square feet. 

One of the largest real estate 
firms here istated it could not 
estimate what the rental value 
of Poll's might be to any In- 
dividual, but said business 
property In as prominent a 
location as Poll's is worth $100 
a square foot annually. A de- 
partment etore or office build- 
ing on the site might be of 
slightly more value than a 
theatre. 

The Treasury estimates that 
Poll's approximately occupies 
18,200 square feet. 



$40,000,000 OFFER 

(Continued from Page 3) 
Wembley authorities eaid "no" and 
have issued a statement saying the 
whole thing is a myth, and there 
was never any likelihood of the deal 
going through. 

Other Wembley news is to the 
effect that there is a great possi- 
bility of a strike of workers brought 
about by the bad pay and con- 
ditions under which waitresses are 
existing. Lyons, who not only holds 
the monopoly at Wembley for re- 
freshments but several so-called 
good hotels In the West End, and a 
big percentage of the cheap tea- 
shops, refrained from having an 
ofllcial representative at a meeting 
called to discuss the matter. 

Rudyard Kipling has withdrawn 
his literary work from the pageant 
section of the exhibition, which is 
not due to open for sevon weeks, 
saying he has not the time for the 
recasting and revision work nec- 
essary. He was responsible for 
"The Bridge of Empire," and other 
parts of the big pageant. E^ach of 
the Colonies and Dominions was to 
supply a stone in the bridge for 
which Kipling had written "The 
Song of the Bridge." Despite the 
withdrawal of his services he has 
granted permission for the use of 
I>ortlons of the poem. The general 
pageant scenes have been written by 
various writers, and will be ulti- 
mately produced under the direction 
pf Frank Lascelles. 



POLFS RENTAL 

(Continued frcm page 1) 

largest and most desirable theatres 
outside of the very biggest cities. 

Poll's weekly gross averages 
around $18,000, equal to any Broad- 
way house, and it has frequently 
reached as high as $24,000 a week 
in receipts. Yet the Government 
nets but $5,000 a year from It. 

According to the chief clerk of the 
U. S. Treasury, P. B. Chase, and 8. 
Z. Poll, who holds the property, 
should pay $20,000 annually. But a 
"moral obligation" says the chief 
clerk on the part of the Oovern- 
ntent obliges a refund of $15,000 a 
year to .reimburse Messrs. Chaae 
and Poll for $300,000 expended in 
repairs on Poll's following the 
Knickerbocker theatre disaster of 
two years ago. 

Accordingly, says the chief clerk. 



It will roqulro tba Oovemment to 
oontlnuo to permit Poll's to operate 
as a theatre for 30 years with two 
years exhausted of the term, beforo 
Chase and Poll will have received 
the fuU $800,000. MeanwhUe the 
tenants will pay tho Government 
$S,000 actual rent for the theatre 
for 12 months every year. 

Poll's is reported to be really in 
the possession of the Shuberts, who 
have their own house manager di- 
recting the theatre and their own 
attractions playing the house. What 
the Shuberts may be paying for the 
theatre or what terms they may 
have with Chase and Poll, or either, 
have not become public. 

When the remodeling was decided 
upon through regulations of the 
district commissioners following the 
Knickerbocker theatre collapse, the 
Government had no appropriation 
for the work. The tenants offered 
to assume the cost with the Gov- 
ernment reimbursing them. 

The first estimate for the re- 
modeling was $80,000. After the 
work had been completed the state- 
ment showed $300,000 had been 
spent. It is said this statement of 
$300,000 for which the Government 
would be obligated was accepted 
without question, and still stands. 

It was recently stated In Congress 
that the Government 13 paying 
$600,000 annually for rent of offices 
In this city. Authorities have said 
the Government should take over 
some of the property it controls for 
adaptation to office purposes and 
Poll's site often has been men- 
tioned. There is no better local lo- 
cation for a huge office building 
that would save the Government 
hundreds of thousands in rent. 

There are theatres on Broadway 
that can't hold $24,000 gross weekly 
renting for $6,000 a week. Those 
theatres are also owned by the Shu- 
berts. The Shuberts in New York 
have side street theatres of smaller 
capacity they ask a rental of $4,000 
or $6,000 a week. 

The chief clerk is of the opinion 
that Chase holds Poll's for the full 
period that the yearly rebates will 
be payable. A report on construc- 
tion of public buildings in the Dis- 
trict of Columbia called attention to 
the present office housing condition 
the Government la suffering under, 



and recommended that GOTBminMit- 
owned property tM •onverted for 
oflloo apae*. It has brought a gnoM 
whetbar PoU'a alt* would b« In- 
oluded. It would accommodate a 
•paolous offloe buUdlnc of any aiae 
with an outlook otw tb« White 
House. 

P. B. Chase is from Sparta, Ohio, 
and has held the house for years, 
first playing Keith's vaudeville In 
it. His daughter married the late 
B. F. Keith, and was the vaude- 
ville owner's second wife. She sur- 
vives him. 

S. Z. Poll is the New England 
vaudeville circuit proprietor, rated 
a millionaire many times over, and 
of political influence. Through 
Poll's assoclatio . with the B. F. 
Keith's booking office for vaude- 
ville it is said Poll was unable to 
operate with vaudeville in Wash- 
ington, owing to Keith's own big 
time theatre here playing that 
policy, hence Poll's arrangement 
with the Shuberts for legitimate 
bookings. 

Poll's seats over 2,000 people. 
There is no parallel amongst the 
theatres of the world for a house 
of its size in a prominent location 
for a city like Washington, to pay 
a net rental of but $5,00' yearly. 



LEON DE COSTA'S DEBTS 



In Bankruptcy, Owing $18,168 — 
Backed "Page Miss Venus" 



TURNS DOWN SUGGESTION 



(Continued from Page 4) 



singing a song to get his breath, 
dancing some more. 

Mike claims that Variety was 
right when It printed he ia a fair 
and honest performer. In proof 
Mike has a post-card from a board- 
ing house landlady that has written 
on it a recommendation for Mike, 
saying anyone can take him In any- 
where without fear — ^he's jterfect. 

It was suggested to Variety by a 
friend of Mike that since he is so 
well known in the business a fund 
be started to help him over any 
tough spots. That miggestion was 
conveyed to Mike in a delicate 
fashion and Mike was not ofCended 
by It; only he stated as above. 

Mike points to his feet with great 
pride. Saturday his shoes looked 
new. Mike says those feet have 
never failed him, that he has been 
the hit of ?very bill be baa played 
during the season. 

The poem he wrote and wihicb 
was published in Variety, said Mike, 
made blm over 3,000 friends. Mike 
is now at work on his next poem, 
to be pubUshed In 1925. 



"L. BrittOD" may be Leon Britton 
who crossed to the other side with 
Tex Austin, in connection with the 
British Rodeo at Wembley under 
the direction of C. B. Cochran (Eng- 
lish), and Austin (American). 

HAt. Britton's direct interest be- 
sides his general work for the wel- 
fare of the Rodeo, is his exclusive 
privilege to take moving pictures 
of the Rodeo contests at Wembley. 

The story from London mctioncd 
It. Britton as "An American Oil 
King." 



Not using his pedestals any more 
for the clog and dancing without a 
heavy make-up. Mike thinks he's 
not getting the break he lAiould 
from the managers. Maybe they 
don't know he's 61, adds Mike, a.id 
the oldest as well as the best clog 
dancer in two countries, America 
and Ireland. 

Mr. Scott became somewhat in- 
dignant when asked if he Is dancing 
to Jazz melodies. I'll let you know 
what I danc«," said Mike, as be 
started to hum some Irish tunes. 

Mike is hopeful that someone will 
stage a dancing contest around New 
York; he wanta to Miow 'em, par- 
ticularly one dancing team be 
played with 10 years ago — Mike has 
never forgotten those two fellows. 
He won't tell who they are, but he 
says he will meet tlhem again some 
day. 

Mr. Soott expects to spend his 
vacation in New York and will start 
out again In the fall. Mike finds his 
own route. 

Mike's address In New York hi 
17th street, wHh bis room rent all 
set for this week. 




Leon De Costa, theatrical pro- 
ducer, author and songwriter of 253 
West 42d street, New York, filed a 
voluntary petition In bankruptcy 
yesterday in the U. S. District 
Court listins liabilities of $18,168.71 
and assets of $10,000, consisting of 
War Veterans' nnsurance. 

The financial difficulties revolve 
chiefly on the flop musical produc- 
tion of "Page Miss Venus" in 1921. 

Among the creditors are costum- 
ers, the Federation of Musicians for 
$1,077, dating from the show; 
$1,162.10 on notes due Equity; $36o 
for rent due Oliver p. "^alley for 
office space in the Republic theatre; 
$500 to Goodman & Rose, Inc., mu- 
sic publishers (since out of busi- 
ness also), for advance royalties; 
$60 to same for loan; $833.33 to Leo 
Feist, Inc., music publishers as ad- 
vance on "How Come," written in 
collaboration with Frank Bacon; 
same amount to same creditor on 
"The .Monkey Man"; $1,000 due 
Feist as advance on "Dancey," 
which George Lederer Is to pro- 
duce; M. Rosenow. 1674 Brcadway, 
$200 on a note. 



LONDONER'S SURPRISES' 
STRANDED, AS m 

Bransby Williams Going 
Australia — Garden Party 
June 24 



London, May 31^ 
Donald Reaysman Is a youth ^ 
Immature years, but he has ambi- 
tions. With tbla idea in his head 
he took out a revue called "Sur- 
prises." The surprises were manr, 
but the big punch came when tba 
Impresario failed to come acroM 
with the salary list. 

Following this no one was r.eally' 
surprised when the company of !•- 
became stranded in the wilds ot 
Wales. ^ 

As a sequel, a comedian, BUIv 
Fern, brought an action to r«<i' 
cover $196 due to him on an 1. O.'- 
U. The comedian stated he was 
engaged at a salary of $50 a week 
and eventually he was given $S 
cash and the I. O. U. Judge Parry, 
himself an author of comedies full; 
of surprises, was compelled to giv* 
judgment against the comedian lim 
the impresario was not of agd 
when he set forth to gratify hln 
ambition. 1 



KABBUGES ABBOAD 

Paris, June 3. 

The marriage of Benolt Leon 
Deutsch, millionaire director of the 
Theatre des Nouveautes, Paris, 
with Mile. Reglna Camler, a mem- 
ber of his troupe, occurred last 
week. 

The marriage Is announced of 
Helena Gaumont. daughter of the 
picture manufacturer, with Captain 
Marcel. 



"GATS" AND WOMEN 

London, June I. 

At the Savoy, for a series of spe- 
cial matinees, will be staged an 
adaptation by Michael Orme of 
Karen Bramson's play, "Les Fe- 
lines," to be known In English as 
"Cats." 

As the title Implies, the piece !« 
about all that Is bad in women. It 
is written by a woman and adapted 
by a woman. 



SABDOirS ICEIHOBT HONOBED 

Paris, June 8- 
A statue to Vlctorien Sardou was 
unveiled last Sunday (the centen- 
ary of his birth) <n the Place de la 
Madeleine. 

The monument by Bartholome 
represents the famous playwright 
seated on a bench as if watching a 
rehearsal, with two figures repre- 
senting tragedy and comedy be- 
hind. 



LONG BEACH OPENING JULY 4 

Just what will be the summer 
policy of the Capitol, l,ong Beach, 
L. I., only Ben S. Moss knows and 
he hasn't made up his mind whether 
It will be straight pictures or pop 
vaudeville. 

George Holloway will get things 
ready for the opening, scheduled for 
July 4. 



Josef Hofmsn, 40 Years After 

Paris, June 3. 
Josef Hofmann, pianist, played at 
the Theatre des Champs Elysees 
last week, 40 years since he appeared 
in the French capital. He came as 
a prodigy when aged 12 years and 
has not appeared here since, until 
today In the Beethoven cycle con- 
ducted by Walter Damroscb. 



Bransby Williams is making his 
farewell appearence in London at 
the Coliseum prior to departing for 
his Australian tour. The Eccen- 
tric Club will give him a farewell 
dinner. 



The theatrical garden party on 
behalf of the Actors' Orphanage 
will take place at the Royal Hos- 
pital, Chelsea, June 24. Always th» 
stage function of the year, «{tort* 
are being made to Insure that th« 
forthcoming show breaks all reo-; 
ords, both in enjoyment and mone-, 
tary returns. 

■.J 



At the eleventh hour the leri| 
chamberlain removed his ban on tk^ 
head of John the Baptist in th« 
StrauBs-WlIde opera, "Salome,' at 
Covent Garden. At firnt he haA 
(Continued on page 45) 



LONDON'S DUTCH GIANT > 

London, June 8. 
"Lofty," the Dutch giant who baa 
caused crowds to block the Flefl 
street trafflo every time he showM 
himself at Anderton's Hotel, H 
opening on the Moss time beglnnlm 
with Flnsbury Park. He is oref 
nine feet in heights, taller tbaa 
Machnow, who was an attraction tt 
the Hippodrome in 1905. 



GILBEBT KULEB sahs 

Gilbert Miller sails today on 
Berengarla for l«ndon to prepar* 
for the Frohman fall openings ta 
the English capital. 

While here he conferred wltk 
John Emerson and it is expected 
Ehnerson will adapt several of his 
plays. 



BIBDI£ MEETS FIANCEE ^| 

Paris, June t.' 

Grace Moore, of the "Music Bo« 

Revue," was met at Cherbourg W 

George Biddle, to whom she Is r*" 

ported engaged. t 

VOLTERRA MUST PAT 

(Continued from Page 3) 
his role until the last performanoi 
of the revue, or pay damagea But 
In April. 1920, Volterra Informed 
Pascal he was giving a second ver* 
slon of the revue, constituting a naw 
show and his engagement was cOD« 
sequently to be considered termi- 
natt. 1. The performer then sued IB 
Paris for damages stipulated by the 
contract, and was awarded 6,009 
francs by the lower court 

On appeal, counsel for the de- 
fendant explained the second ver- 
sion of the revue was a new show 
except for the scenery, that the 
script was fresh, and the stars 
(Morton and Rose Amy) were re- 
placed by Maurice Chevalier and 
Mme. Mistlnguett Counsel for tba 
plaintiff, representing the Union of 
Dramatic Artists, contended it was 
the came show because the title had 
not been changed, ai.J the man- 
agement betrayed Itself by billing 
the alleged "new show" as the 140th 
performance of the revue. 

The court decided Volterra had 
cancelled the contract and handed 
down the ruling that the second 
edition of a revue can.ot bo con- 
sidered a new show, ordering the 
management of the Alhambra at 
Brussels (Belgium), wh! :i is also 
the Casino de Paris, to pay dam- 
ages stated with costs. 



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VARIETY 



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EQUITY'S ACTORS' STRIKE IS ON; 
f 1,000 PEOni THROWN OUT OF WORK 



/Retort, Stage Hands, Muiicians and Theatre Em- 
ployes Forced Into Idleness When Eight Shows 
Stop — ''Hits" Among Them 



* When Supreme Court Justice Mc- 
Oook denied the motion for a tem- 
porary Injunction sought by the 
round robin group of the Producing 
Managers Association to restrain 
Equity and the Shubert faction (new 
Managers Protective Association) 
from entering Into the 80-20 agree- 
ment last weeic, the actors' strilce of 
1924 started Saturday night. 

Every one of the eight attractions 
toe players of which were ordered 
by Equity leaders to hand in notipe? 
May 17 went darlc. Seven were 
kmong Broadway's biggest snc- 
pesses, while one was playing the 
outlying houses. 

The attractions forced off the 
boards are "The Stepping Stones" 
(Globe). "The Swan" (Cort), "Rain" 
(Maxlne Elliott's), "The Nervous 
Wrecli" (Sam H. JIarris). "Seventh 
Heaven" (Booth). "The Outsider" 
(Ambassador) and "Hell Bent fer 
Heaven" (Bronx Opera House). Orlg-. 
Inally there were 10 shows pro- 
scribed by Equity. "Beggar on 
HorselMclc" was removed, however, 
liee Shubert, who owned 50 per cent 
of the stock, is reported having 
taken over , the balance. "The 
Changelings" closed two weelcs ago. 

The round robins have appealed 
the injunctive proceeding to the 
Appellate Division of the Supreme 
Court, where it is marked for con- 
sideration June 13. Legal opinion as 
to the original order to restrain was 
that it might lose because of being 
premature; the damage to property 
had not occurred. 

Counsel examining the agreement 
state the contention of the P. M. A. 
la illegal, on the grounds of con- 
spiracy, monopoly and attempted 
extortion, will likely be upheld in 
the higher court. 

The stay that accompanied the 
temporary injunction was dissolved 
by the McCook decision, and Equity 
proceeded to place the new minimum 
standard contracts Into use. 

Should the Appellate Division re- 
verso the lower court the strike will 
assume an illegal aspect, and the 
situation between the two mana- 
gerial factions and Equity will be 
thrown intA a worse muddle than 
now. 

Possible Damage Suits 

The liability of the managers who 
illgned the new agreement and the 
Bquity association, should the in- 
Ijtinctlon be granted. Is receiving at- 
tention. It was intimated early this 
week that civil actions for damages 
iwould be instituted because of the 
Injury to property rights brought 
•)>out by the shutting down of shows. 

How far Equity will go at the 
present time with the strike is ques- 
tionable. The legality of the con- 
tract still being in balance, it was 
understood none of the attractions 
on tour would l>e disturbed at this 
time. No orders have been issued 
Covering tryouts by the round robins, 
though the number of new shows 
reaching the boards in such points Is 
th* lowest on record. 

.The actors' strike is a strictly per- 
centage aftair. Players In some at- 
tractions have been forced to quit, 
wMIe others are undisturbed. That 
.a> feeling among many members ex- 
tst^ something Is faulty in the entire 
«chen)» is undoubted. 

Up to Saturday there was a chance 
to estop the closing by legal process. 
(Contln-ued on page 46) 



"CHEESE IT" REVUE 



Cheese Club Menabers with Show 
and Plan 



. The Cheese Club, a bunch of press 
■gents who crashed on to Broadway 
this week as sponsors of "One 
Helluva Night," admitted by them 
to be the world's worst play, now 
plan a musical show next fall. It 
Is planned to work out a revue of 
novelties with the Idea that the ma- 
terial will be tiken over by a reg- 
ular manager, similar to the Illus- 
trators, whose mnterial Is the ixiala 
for "Artists and Mo;1ela." 

The name of Iho Cheese Club show 
will be "Cheese It." 



Wholesale Salary Cats 

Reports that wholesale sal- 
ary cuts for artists engaged in 
Shubert productions are in 
order permeated Broadway. 

According to those claiming 
Inside into the Shubects, by 
allying themselves with Equity, 
executed a stragetlcal coup 
whereby they have the entire 
field to pick from, witk num- 
erous players for every Job. 



TWO AARON HOFFMAN 
PLAYS UNFINISHED 



Jones & Green May Call In An- 
other Author — Late Author's 
Heirs' Consent Necessary 



The untimely death of Aaron Hoff- 
man may change the production 
plans of A. It. Jones and Morris 
Green, inasmuch as the author was 
at work on two new plays for the 
Arm. 

One was "Good for Nothltig 
Jones," In which Eddie Buzzell was 
to have starred, and a revised edi- 
tion of "The Politicians," tentatively 
chosen as the new piece for Gal- 
lagher and Shean. 

Hoffman had been working si- 
multaneously on both and finished 
neither. 

The firm may call In another au- 
thor to complete the plays, but the 
latter will have to be okayed by the 
heirs of Hodman before permitted 
to finish the scripts. 



BOOMING HOPPER 



Washington Likes Summer Opera 
Ides at fIJtO 



'Washington, June I. 
. Everything'is set for the opening 
of the De Wolf Hopper company 
June 9 at Poll's. George W. Sam- 
mis boM the local dailies lined up, 
eacb devoting much space in tell- 
ing Washington that such an aggre- 
gation as Hopper is bringing here is 
what is needed. The company will 
have a clear field. 

"The Mikado" is to be the open- 
ing bill, followed by "The Prince of 
Piisen. 

The organization being brought 
by Mr. Hopper has been with him 
for 87 weelcs. Some of the prin- 
cipals are J. Humblrd Duffy, Arthur 
Cunningham, Herbert Watrous, 
Henry Kelly, Ethel Walker and a 
chorus of 30. 

A happy thought, so the local 
scribes say, was the setting of the 
scale at )1.60 top, as this should hit 
the government employes' pocket- 
books Just right, as they are about 
the only ones left here during the 
summer. , 



1WRACLE" MAY MOVE 
TO ROilD NEXT SEiiSON 



Costly Spectacle Receives Of- 
fer From Cleveland — $100,- 
000 Profit for Gest in It 



"The Miracle" may be presented 
outside of New Xork next season, 
although until recentiyt when the 
last month was announced for the 
mammoth pantomime at tbe Cen- 
tury, the advs stated it would not 
be shown in any other city than New 
York. 

The half-million dollar production 
was designed only for the Century, 
but construction . experts are figur- 
ing on a plan whereby it can be 
moved. 

It is conceded to be the biggest 
production ever attempted Inside a 
theatre. 

Morris Gest, who is presenting 
"The Miracle," has received an offer 
from a group of Cleveland men to 
put the attraction on there for "five 
weeks, starting next November. 
They propose to stage it in the 
publlo auditorium, which has a 
capiacity of 14,000 but after the, 
"Miracle" is set up will accommo- 
date 7,S00. 

The Cleveland offer guarantees 
|32S,O00 for the engagement, the 
local group taking care of the rental 
of the auditorium. According to 
estimates, the offer would mean 
9100,000 profit to Gest. 

If .the "Miracle" is also shown In 
Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia, 
the initial production cost may be 
regained. 

To date the big show is about 
$300,000 on the wron«r side, al- 
though the sensational business of 
the first months brought a profit 
over actual operation, the show be- 
ing about $200,000 ahead, not count- 
ing production outlay. 

The Cleveland citizens Interested 
are the same who financed the Met- 
ropolitan Opera week there,, when 
the gross amounted to $150,000. 



BELLE BENNETT'S NEW PLAT 

San Francisco, June t. 

Belle Bennett, former San Fran- 
.cisco stock actress, now In Holly- 
wood, is reported contemplatlnir a 
return to the stage and to have ac- 
cepted for production a new play 
written by Mrs. Luella B. Jackson. 

The piece Is called "Ashes and 
Embers," and Is said to be a dram- 
atization of a screen story written 
by Mrs. Jackson, which was titled 
"Glowing Embers." 



EDDIE CANTOR'S PLAT 

"Restless Jim Mallon" as a work- 
ing title is by J. C. Nugent, who 
also wilt appear in It. along with 
his daughter Ruth. Associated 
with Mr. Nugent in the production 
of the play Will be Eddie Cantor. 
The piece is shortly going into re- 
hearsal. 



L. White's Minstrels Next Sesson 
Lasses White's Minstrels ars go- 
ing out again next season, with Wil- 
liam Spaeth again the ma& behind 
the show. 

Grant Luce will again handle the 
advance. 



Season's First Selections 

Of Stage's Best Plays Seen 

Washington, June 3. 
Harold Phillips, in his daily column, "The Gate-Post," is the 
first critic out with the "best plays of the season." 
Mr. Phillips has listed them thusly: 
It seems to us that — i 

Outstanding dramatic play was "Outward Bound." 
nest of all possible entertainments, "Beggar on Horsebaok." 
Best musical comedy, "Kid Boots." 

Best fantasy, "Sancho Panza." ', ., ' * • ' 

Host mystery play, "In the Next Room." ■ . •• 

IJ6«t rev'val, John B.irrymore's "Hamlet." ,:.'. '' 

Beat revue. Earl Carroll's "Vanities." , 

Best ricce of bunk, "The Fool." . 

Best burlesque, "I'll Say She Is." . ' 

Best farce, "The Nervous Wreck" 

Best straight comedy. "Merton of the Movies." !' 

And the best ^leee of impudence, "Early to Bed." ■■ •' , 



Hotel Bills Used Up 
Proqiotioii Banlaroll 

Showmen sometimes wonder 
how sour plays get bankrolled 
and the apparent unlimited 
supply of "angels." The alleged 
promoting of a piece of recent 
vintage, however, ought to get 
a prize. The author has his 
wife In thS' lead. They suc- 
ceeded in getting $8,000 from 
backers but figured that was 
not enough, particularly as 
they planned to put on other 
shows if the first one flopped. 

The couple rented a suite at 
the Hotel McAlpin and enter- 
tained lavishly. Inviting cer- 
tain men of means from the 
East Side. The first week the 
bill was $750. and 20 cents for 
laundry.: The second week the 
hotel's nick was about $7>0 
with the laundry 40 cents. 

With no results they moved 
to the Commodore the third 
week. There, too, they seemed 
to have selected the wrona 
prospects and woke up to the 
fact that the original b.r. was 
shot. 

However, they are reported 
having attracted a race track 
man to finance the show to the 
tune of $1,900. 



ROLE PLAYER NEEDED 



Aspirants for "Mrs. .Issaa Cohsn" 
Notsbly Absent 



Anne Nichols, author-producer of 
"Abie's Iriah Rose," is having con- 
siderable difficulty in casting the 
role of Mrs. Isaac Cohen for the De- 
troit company of the piece now In 
rehearsal! 

In assembling the previous com 
panies Miss Nichols has drawn 
upon the Jewish theatares for the 
part but seems to have run up 
agrainst a snag in this instance. 

One of the drawbacks is said to 
be on account of .the timidity of a 
number of Jewish actresses to court 
trouble with the Hebrew Actors' 
Union by filfting over to the Kng' 
lish-speaklng stage, which gener- 
ally meatiS expulsion or at least loss 
of priority. 

Many of the actresses deemed 
capable for the role take the attitude 
that while they may get by in this 
particular type of role they may 
never get another opportunity on 
the Einglish-speaklng stage, and fig' 
ure it hardly worth while to court 
union trouble for the single engage- 
ment. 

It has been the general custom of 
the Hebrew Actors' Union, acjord- 
Ing to reports, to expel membert 
who embraced the English-speaking 
stags. 

Some yeiars ago Bertha Kalich 
was expelled from the union for 
having adopted the English-speak- 
ing stage. She was later reinstated 
and Is said to be' the only exception 
to this ruling. 



LAURETTE TAYLOR'S HOUSE 

Announces it for New York — Hsrsetf 
ss Director- Mansgsr 



Los Angeles, June >. 
lAurette Taylor comes forth with 
the announcement that next season 
she will bs a director-manager 
through the establishment of a the- 
atre in New York in which her hus- 
band, J. Hartley Manners, Ed^t 
Selwyn and herself will be inter'- 
ested. The theatre she suggests is 
to have associated with her as play- 
ers Catherine Cornell and Philip 
Merrlvale. 



"TOU AND I" BT QIBIS 

Troy. N. T., June S. 

Box and Candles, the dramatic 
society of Russell Sage Girl's Col- 
lege, will piMient "You and I" for 
the first time here June 18. as part 
of the commencement week festivi- 
ties. Mary Ida Hare will direct. 

All the roles will bs played by 
young women. 



Adspting "Comsdlinns" 
Henry Baron has acquired the 
American rights to "Ctmedienne," 
by Arnot and Bousquetto, py>duced 
In Paris. He will ndatt it for a 
hearing in the -sarly fall. 



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Weissr's "Locked Door" 
Jacob Welser will shortly produce 

"The Locked Door." It is now being 

cast. 

Reginald Mason and Hortense 

Adier head the comp.any. 



NEWSPAPERIKN'S SHOW 
QUITS, $25,000 LOSER 

"Round the Town" Lasted 

Nearly 2 Weeks— "World" 

Columnist Featured and 

$2,800 Gross at $3.50 



"Round tbe Town," a revue pro- 
duced by S. Jay Kaufman and Henry 
Mankiewici. both New York news- 
papermen, stopped suddenly at the 
Century Roof Saturday after play- 
ing only a week and four days. The 
takings last week were $2,S00, which, 
at $3.50 top. Is probably the lowest 
gross for any attraction with such 
an admission scale on record. The 
loss was about $26,000. 

Neither Kaufman nor Mankiewics 
invested In the show, although the 
latter is reported having dug up $«,. 
000 on his own Saturday to pay saui- 
rles. Kaufman left for EUrOpe last 
week. 

The principal backer of "Round the 
Town" was Hlrain Abrams, who put 
In $10,000. Ed Bloom, one of the Shu- 
bert executives, invested $5,000, while 
Hiram Bloomingdale of department 
store note and Jack Sadowsky, prom- 
inent In the cloak and suit trade, 
each Invested <2,I00 each. It Is said. 

Heywood Broun, columnist and 
critic for the "Morning World," was 
a feature. It was figured his widely 
read column would have attracted 
some measure of business, but It 
failed to do so. Broun's contract 
called for |400 weekly. Ths critic 
volunUrtly reduced his stipend to 
$260. 

The revue attempted to substitute 
midnight perfonnances on the roof 
in lieu of matlness. but had trouble 
In attracting audiences free for the 
late trick. Players In current fcttrao- 
tions were Invited to attend, other- 
wise the late shows would have been 
played to empty chairs. 

One matinee was given Memorial 
Dsr The gross for the afternoon 
was $201. but the Shubert beneficial 
fund was enriched $86 on "taxes" 
(10 per cent) paid for passes at that 
performance. 

The, choristers were paid off in 
cash Saturday night, but It was de- 
nied that Lee Shubert had advanced 
the money. Kaufman Is said to^have 
had 68 per cent of the stock. His 
brother, a manufacturer. Is reported 
having invested some money la the 
show and was asked to help llquldAte 
Its obligations. 



PATRICIA IS BACIC ' 

Admits Temperament Kept H^ Out 
of Circds for Few Osys 

Buffalo, June 3. 

The John Robinson CIreus has 
Patricia Salmon back with It, and 
they (u-e a happy family once more. 

Patricia admits U was tempera- 
ment that caused ber to become sep- 
arated without notice for a few days 
from the outfit Now Pat says not 
even the "Follies" can lure her back 
to the stage. 

"Pat," as the tot calls her, besides 
singing whils riding a horse during 
the performance, appears in the pa- 
rade, eats in the cookhouse and looks 
after her two horses herself. 

In the performance she is doing 
her "Follies" act (announced). The 
applause greeting the mention indi- 
cates Pat's Broadway career has 
penetrated Into the sticks. 



PAGAN'S 'ADORABLE SPABTAN' 

Myron C. Fagan, author of "Two 
Strangers From Nowhere," hak 
completed another play, "The Ador- 
able Spartan." He wUl produce 
it in August. 



Jeanne Dors" With Bev. Sitgresvss 
Mindlln A Goldreyer have ac- 
quired the rights to "Jeanne Dore" 
by Tristan Bernard, to be adapted 
as a starring vehicle for Beverly 
SItgreaves. 

The piece will be Uied out early 
in July. 



Gillmore's Salary 

Highlights of Equity's annual 
meeting at the Astor Monday in- 
cluded a vote to grant Frank 
Giilmore a raise In salary, within 
the discretion of the Council 
Gillmore's reputed salary to date 
has been $10,000 a year. 

It was also moved to designate 
players wlio walked out last Sat- 
urday as an honor roll, each such 
player being entitled to a gold 
or gilt star. 



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eon" leads the Hst. although 
throug-h Alexander Woolloott (wtto 
tottoms the list) having been trans- 
ferred to "The Bun" from TThe 
Herald" and dividing the reviewing, 
the Plathbun total of reviews Is con- 
siderably below that covered by 
Burns Mantle of "The News." 
ManUe stands fifth aft«r having 
Men 136 new plays. 

The reviewing record for the flnal 
percentas* seors of ths critics on 
the New York dallies is complied 
upon a total of ITO new plays 
throughout this season. 

Shows remaining of May 31 (last 
Saturday) and inclusive of <lie 
plays "mariied oft" by Equity were 
oonMdered aa successes or failures 
according to the record and the 
grosses as known In Variety's office. 

Jamea Craig, the newest reviewer 
of them all and who was relieved of 
dramatic work by "The Mail" Jan. 
23, to do epaoial writing assignment. 
He held to the lead for two periods 
and finished with .(77, still the high 
In percentage of the dailies' critics. 

Dale ("American") remains sec- 
ond with .656, ha havingretired for 
the season Feb. 16 after having 
caught 103 shows. 

While WooUcott's '•Sun's" reviews 
•re Included in his total, the burden 
of his reviewing for the season was 
for "The Herald." 

Percy Hammond of "The Tribune" 
(now "Tribune-Herald"), who per- 
sisted In occupying the flnal posi- 
tion on the list for three periods 
through omitting definite opinions, 
was noeed out of the last hole but 
held to his record of omissions, 



Percentages Next SeasoH 



With the commencement of 
the new '24-'26 season Variety 
•zpects to resume its critical 
box score for the New York 
reviewers, with the likelihood 
the reviewers of the Chicago 
dailies will be Included in a 
separate box for that city. 

In the New York box score 
for the forthcoming season all 
of New York's critics on the 
regular dailies will be listed 
and also the dramatic critic of 
the Brooklyn "Eagle." 



Cakdatiiig Percentages 

An instance of the method of 
determining the percentages of 
critics occured in Variety's 
New York ofllce among its 
own staff for the flnal box 
score as published In this i0- 
Bue. 

It arose over Jack Pulaski's 
review of "Moonlight." On the 
record sheet his notice was 
pkiied agaln:!t blm aa wrong, 
one of th« three misses Pulaski 
Is charged with. 

Piiiaskl claimed that through 
the following two paragraphs 
contained In Lis notice, the 
sc ^ond the flnal one of the re- 
views, he should have been 
crcilUed with tlie Right. 

He was decldL 1 against on 
the f.i-et paragraph, and the 
record remained Wrong. 

The paragraphs: 

"It is pitidictta the songs 
will get the show across, but 
unless laughs are provided the 
chancct* ar>> agaiiiwt 'Moonlight' 
being a hit, even though it 
does turn a profit. 

•• 'Moorilight' may not bo a 
knockout, but Its shortcomings 
are Ifahie to be distanced by 
the weight of the score, which 
would give Con Conrod the 
cre<Ut." Vbee. 



swiping at 13 no counts, and tleinj 
f^^next to last with John Corbin 
of "The Times." Corbin had eiglit 
no-opinlon reviews and WooUcott 10. 
Rathbun gave a decided forecast of 
vi^Tf i>lay he saw excepting three, 
wbile Mantle failed but in nine 
times to make hla decision definite. 
* Heywood Broun of "The World" 
of the continuing critics saw the 
lowest number of plays and ended 
fourth with .673. ^ 

Failures and Successes 
Variety's named failures and suc- 
cesses on page IS of this issue are 
of the period between Aug. IS and 
May 26 (weeks), exclusive of "The 
Road Together" (opening and clos- 
ing the same night). The failures 
reach 114, leaving 56 successes dur- 
ing the season. 

From March 11 to April 7, 14 
plays Bucceesively opening were 
failures. It marked the lengthiest 
string of flops. The largest numbei- 
of succesive hits was three, from 
Sept. 20 to 24, and this repeated in 
the same number from Nov. 5 to 9. 
Variety's Score 
Variety's statement at the outset 
~, of the box score on percentages at 
the opening of the season (the first 
percentage box score ever kept on 
theatrical critical opinion) that 
trade-paper reviewing should be of 
more accuracy in decision than 
the men of the dallies is borne out 
by Variety's total percentage (4. .800, 
exceedingly high. 

Variety's individual reviewers of 
Icglt plays are led by Jack Pula.ski 
(/6ce) with .923, an abnormal per- 
centage. Out of 39 new shows 
caught by Mr. Pulaski he missed In 
judcmcnt on but three. Pulaski's 
expert opinion was conspicucus in 
one instance, where he termed a 
special matinee play might stand 
a chance as a special but would lose 
out if attempting to become a regu. 
]ar attraction (nights and matinees). 
It so developed. 
Fred Schader's (Fred) percentage 

proportionately vies with Pulaski's. 

Mr. Schader caught but 11 shows 
(mlBsing on cne), through liaving 
given the most of his critical atten- 
tion during the season to pictures. 
Jack Lait of 54 plays caught was 
r^ght on 88, missing 15 and omitting 
•AS opinion, while Abel Qreen 
j 4Jilel), with some of the most HBI-' 
•alt a,Bslgnments for definite opln- 



$100 FINE OR 30 DAYS 
FOR FUG INDIFFERENCE 



Congressman Sol Bloom 

Marched and Watched— 

Flags Passed Hats-on- 

Heads 



Ions (the "high brow" or "freak 
stuft") correctly called 16 out of 21. 
The remainder of Variety's 165 in 
total count, 30 i lays, were caught 
by other members of the staff, giving 
the paper 124 rights out of 165, with 
28 wrong predictions and three re- 
fusing on opinion, 

Lait's single omiraion of a predic- 
tion wa.>* with "White Cargo." He 
said U would be a decided hit or 
flop. It is a hit. 

Bex Score Caught Attention 
Variety's box score on the New 
York critics has caught and held 
the atientlun of newspaper men 
throughout the country. It has from 
time to Mine provoked much com- 
ment, e< riously or in raillery, with 
many txpressloas as to what it 
pointed at. 

Many of the reviewers In other 
cities have the opportunity to pass 
initial opinion on plays when ap- 
pearing in their cities before reach- 
ing Broadway. Invaribly those re- 
viewers, though outside New York, 
give their opinion k>cally and add 
an estimate of how the play may 
fare on Broadway. Some very snuirt 
opinions are often ventured by the 
out-oJ-towners. 

Variety has had several requests 
to include other points in its critical 
score card. It Involves considerable 
labor to keep the box score. Variety 
does not feci it should call upon cor- 
respondents to uitdertake the 
burden. 

The Chicago critics. In the main, 
havt been so unerringly correct with 
the shows reaching Chicago that, es 
the next largeet city. Variety be- 
lieves the Chicago dally reviewers 
should have their score boxed for 
comparison with the New Yorkers. 

The precet'ing box scores for New 
Yoik of this past season are also 
on this page. 

Through the newspaper strike 
early in the season, when the dailies 
held out or held ever reviews in 
their limited editions, the score of 
these days canno* be guaranteed, 
but as all of the papers were simi- 
larly situated, it had no important 
beaiing on the flnal result. 

The Ecores, with the exception of 
the mid.sea.9on and final ratings 
(percentage tables of January 17 
and In thL-s Issue) were based upon 
shows which had failed only. 

The two exceptions niftned In- 
cluded all plays up to the respective 
datce. It accounts for the difference 
in the number of shows reviewed b" 
each of the individuals and their 
resultant percentages. 



Washington, June 3. 

Sol Bloom, the theatre's Con- 
gressman from New York, on Dec- 
oration Day marched In th« parade. 
He noticed there was a marked lax- 
ity on the part of the spectators in 
doffing their hats when the flag 
went by. He has Introduced a bill 
that provides a flne of tlOO for 
failure to remove the hat or salute 
the flag when It passed on parade. 
The bill also provides the alterna- 
tive of 80 days In Jail, or both. 

"I was one of those who marched 
in the parade today," said Congress- 
man Bloom, "and I was astounde<l 
at the lack of respect shown to the 
national colors by persons standing 
on the sidewalks. The flag would 
pass, followed by hundreds of vet- 
erans In a semi-military parade, 
and yet men and boys, either out of 
Ignorance or laziness, would stand 
by, too lazy or Indifferent to tip 
their hat or come to attention or. sa- 
lute th« colors. 

"Such seeming lack of patriotism 
and respect for the Stars and 
Stripes in the National Capital is 
astounding to me." 



"ABIE" IN LM FOR 
AITJRICAN RECORD 



New Contract on Republic for 

Another Year Without Stop 

Limit Made with Bailey 



Anne Nichols, authoress and pro- 
ducer, has entered into a new con- 
tract with Oliver D. Bailey, lessee 
of the Republic whereby her "Abie's 
Irish Rose" may remaAi in the 
house for another year. The agree- 
ment entered into last week super- 
ceded one under which "Able" was 
guaranteed tenancy of the Republic 
from May 23 last until September, 
without a stop limit provision. 

The new agreement expires May 
23, 1926. If "Abie" runs out the next 
season on Broadway it will not only 
tie the American run record of 
'Xtghtin' " which played three years 
at the Gaiety, but would actually 
beat the "Llghtin"' run. That Is 
poseifc4e because, whlls "Ligbtia's" 
date was exactly thres years. It 
missed about three weeks perfor- 
mances during the first summer of 
the run through the actors' strike of 
1419. 

Miss Nichols' "Abie" has been on 
an independent basis from the 
start, the casts here and on the 
road being all Equity members, so 
the run cannot be impaired by the 
present strike. 

During the spring the Republic 
has been considerably improved 
through remodeling by Bailey. 
"Able" opened at the Fulton when 
Mr. Bailey conducted that theatre 
and moved with him when he se- 
cured the Republic. 

"Abie" is in its 107th week. 



HABC-6£0.'S MUSICAL 

Marc Connelly and George 8. 
Kaufman are working on a musical 
comedy. It will be produced late in 
August by Wilmer & Vincent. The 
latter firm backed the Connelly- 
Kaufman musical, "Helen of Troy, 
New Yjjrk," last summer. 

The attraction will be booked 
through the Erlanger office. 



Reed's "Clean- Up" 
Carl Reed, who has taken over 
the Henry Miller theatre until Sept. 
I, announces the initial attraction 
will be "So This Is PoUttcs," by 
Barry Connor. 



SOAFES WITH 6BEENFIEL0 

Oakland, Jun^ 3. 

Wood Soanes, for the past two 
years dramatic critic of the Oakland 
"Tribune," has resigned to take a 
position as general press represen 
tative for the Louis Greenfield in 
terests, San Francisco, July 1. Ac- 
cording to present plans, Soanes 
will continue to furnish the "Tri- 
bune" hla daily column, but the 
principal reviewing will be done by 
Leo S. Levy, managing editor, who 
has functioned in this capacity in- 
termittently for a number of years. 

The Greenfleld theatres Include 
the New Mission and New Fill- 
more in San Francisco, some neigh- 
borhood houses and theatres In 
Santa Cruz and Honolulu. 



IiAIT'S BUSH OBDER 

Jack Lait's adaptation of the com- 
edy, "Gus the Bus," has been or- 
dered rushed rehearsals by the Shu- 
berts. Rehearsals will start June 
16. 

The opening wtis scheduled for 
August but a much «arller premiere 
will take place in view of the "rush" 
orders. 



CRmCS' BOX SCORE 




(Box sc«r« for final psrcsntss* en Pass 1 ef this isaus) 
The key to the abbreviations is 8R (shows reviewsd); R (right)' 
W (wrong); O (no opinion sxprssssd); Pet. <percentags}. 



DALE ("American") 

RATHBUN ("Sun") 

CORBIN ("Times") 

BROUN ("World") '. 

MANTLE ("News") 

WOOLLCOTT ("Sun") 

HAMMOND ("Tribune") 

VARIETY'S OWN 



SCORE* AS OF MAY 7 

8R 

S7 

63 

54 

'. 47 

68 

67 

61 



VARIETY 

PULASKI (Ibee) 
QREEN (Abel) . . 
LAIT 



R 
33 
28 
22 
18 
26 
18 
13 
SCORE 

SR R 

77 57 

14 13 

11 9 

34 21 



SCORE AS OF MARCH 5 

SR R 

DALE r'Amsrica") 57 is 

RATHBUN ("Sun") 44 22 

MANTLE ("News") 64 20 

BROUN ("World") 42 15 

CORBIN ("Times") 43 15 

WOOLLCOTT ("Herald") 48 15 

HAMMOND ("Tribune") 40 8 

VARIETY'S OWN SCORE 

8R R 

VARIETy'(Coniblned) 62 46 

PULASKI (Ibee) 10 9 

QREEN (Abel) 7 

LAIT r 28 18 



SCORE AS OF JAN. 17 

SR R 

DALE ("American") 82 64 

CRAIG ("WU'I") 67 44 

RATHBUN ("Sun") 69 36 

MANTLE ("News") 77 42 

BROUN ("World") 64 28 

CORBIN ("Times") 66 27 

^OOLLCOTT ("Herald") 62 29 

TiAMMOND ("Tribune") 68 24 

VARIETY'S OWN SCORE 

SR R 

VARIETY (Combined) 93 72 

PULASKI (Ibee) 22 21 

SCHADER (Fred) 6 5 

LAIT 32 24 

GREEN (Abel) . .- 13 9 

GREASON (Rush) ^ 5 



SCORE AS OF DEC. 6, 1923 

SR R 

CRAIQ ("Mail") 31 is 

DALE ("American") 37 M 

MANTLE ("News") 33 15 

RATHBUN ("Sun") 27 n 

BROUN ("WoHd") 25 10 

CORBIN ("Times") gr 10 

WOOLLCOTT ("Herald") 31 g 

HAMMOND ("Tribune") 24 e 

VARIETY'S OWN SCORE 

SR R 

VARIETY (Combined) 89 26 

PULASKI (Ibee) 7 « 

LAIT ,7 ,2 

GREEN (Abel) t 4 

SCORE AS OF OCT. 25, 1823 

CRAIQ ("Mail") *^ 7 

BROUN ("World") 13 a 

CORBIN ("Times") , n 5 

DALE ("American") .- '. ig 8 

WOOLLCOTT ("Herald") 15 K 

MANTLE ("News") is 6 

RATHBUN ("Sun") n 3 

HAMMOND ("Tribune") 12 2 

VARIETY'S OWN SCORE 

LAIT «? « 

VARIETY (Combined) 20 14 



W 
22 

22 
28 
25 

a« 

35 
31 

W 

18 
1 

2 
13 



O Pet 

2 .879 

3 j628 

4 .407 
4 .383 

4 J6e 

4 J16 

7 .265 



O 
2 



Pet 
.740 
,921 
.81^ 



w 





Pet 


22 


2 


ST9 


20 


2 


.500 


30 




xn 


24 




J57 


24 




.349 


29 




.313 


26 




.200 


W 





Pet 


14 


2 


742 


1 




•«M 


2 




.777 


8 




492 


W 





Pet 


24 


4 


■668 


18 


6 


.667 


22 


1 


410 


21 f 


8 


.546 


5 


419 


25 


4 


.482 


28 


7 


.463 


26 


8 


.414 



w 

18 
1 
1 . 

7 
4 
4 



W 
9 
15 
t4 
16 
13 
16 
18 
14 

W 

11 

1 

S 
2 



W 

4 
6 

6 
10 

8 
9 
8 

6 

W 
3 
6 



O 
9 



O 

4 
1 

4 
1' 

2 
2 

e 

4. 

o 

2 



Pet 
.774 
.966 
433 
.750 
492 
456 



Pet 
480 
467 
A» 

ACfT 
AOO 
470 
.268 
.280 

Pet 
.666 

457 
J06 



O 

2 
1 
1 

2 
1 



Pet 
486 

.466' 



433 

433 
.272 
.166 



Pet 

471 
J26 



PIANISTE'S DEBUT 

Doris Levene in Jones- Green's 
"Young Artist" 



Doris I<evene, the young pianlste, 
will make her stage debut under 
the management of A. L. Jones and 
Morris Green in "The Young 
Artist," to be produced in August. 

Miss Levene is a New York jirl, 
studying under Prof. Phillipe in 
Paris for the past two years. 



LEADING "THE PUBPLE COW" 

Dorothy Francis has the leading 
role In "The Purple Cow,", an- 
nounced as the Initial production 
venture of the Musical Comedy 
Guild. 

Rehearsals wl 1 start In August. 



86 Weeks of Ons-Nighters 
The second company of "The 
First Year" closed Saturday at 
Ifanchester, N. H. The company 
had been out 16 weeks playing 
mostly ene-nlghters. 



"SCANDALS^HEARSALS 

Start, Stop and Resume — Future li» 
Doubt. t 

Rehearsals for George White's 
new "Scandals," wh'ch had been In 
progress for several days, stopped 
last week and after a few days were 
r-;umed. Matters seemed uncertain 
for several days. 

White Is grouped with the "round 
robin" pftpducers, which may explain 
the uncertainty. It was also re«- 
ported that Equity stepped In, but 
thfs is doubted, as the actors in re* 
hearsal, who are members of EJquity, 
put up a "loud" kick. 

The future is in doubt, but re" 
hearsals are continuing. 



Musical "Belles of Yesterday" 
"Belles of Yesterday," a new 
musical comedy, book and lyrics by 
Dailey Paskman and Kenneth Keith 
and music by Otto Motzan, is being 
cast for an early production by 
Harry B. Herts. 




Wednesday. June 4, 19M 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



IS 



RCED OFF HITS NOT EXPECTED 
t^ TO HELP BUSINESS OF THOSE LEFT 



; Equity RespontiUe for Eight SucccMes Closing- 
Two New Mufticalt Among Money Getter*- 
i Broadway'* Sbow List Now Under 40 



^ ' Showmen we arueMlns whether 
the actors" atrlke that forced eight 
■ucoesses from the Broadway Hat 
Baturday will benefit the remaining 
attraction*. It Is debated both 

I ways, with the indlcatlon«i against 

■ ' Mny appreciable betterment. 

It has been proven in the past 
that successes liven theatrical 
trade. The demand for the hits can 
be talcen care of only up to the 
capacity of the huusea holding them, 
patrons Interested in attending 

> theatres may be sold tickets for 
other attractiv^ns when there U 
nothing available for the demand 
•hows. The shrinkage of hits means 
» decrease in proportionate patron- 

. ago. 

Some of the shows forced to close 
were near the end of the runs but 
half or more could have remained 
Into the snmmer going and were 
iamong the best sellers in the agen- 
cies. 

; Tbrough the forced closing the 

^^' number of plays on Broadway 
. dropped under 40 for the first time 

, .since early last fall. Half of the 
current list figure to drop out by 
July 4th, with only a haiidful of 
succeeding attractions in sight. 

Two recent musicals axe among 
the money leaders. "I'll Say She Is," 
With the Marx Brothers, is a capac- 
ity draw to date at the Casino. Last 
week the gross was $25,000 in nine 
performances, an extra matinee be- 
ing played Memorial day. "Keep 
Kool" at the Morosco got $16,000 
meaning a profit for the show. 

"Kid Boots" is top among the 
musicals with $32,000 regularly 
grossed. "The Stepping Stones" 
was easily in second pl««e with 
110,000 weekly. "Chariot's Revue" 
im still a big favorite end last week 
got $23,000 at the Selwyn in nine 



performances. "Plain Jane" t>ea>t 
$1S,E00 at the New Amsterdam and 
will soon move to the Sam H. Har- 
ris for a summer run try. "Vogues" 
at the Shubert never did attract 
real business and is reported at 
$12,000. 

"Moonlight" is breaking even at 
the Longacre and that may go for 
"Blossom Time," repeating at Jol- 
son's for a pace under $8,000. "Sit- 
ting Pretty" slipped to $11,000 la&t 
week at the Fulton and will r«duce 
prices when it moves Monday to 
the Imperial. 

"The Show-OfT' now tops the 
non-musicals with "Expressing Wil- 
lie" a bit behind. "The Show-Oflt" 
is beating $14,000, holding its gait 
right along while Sthers which were 
topping it have slipped down. "Beg- 
gar on Horseback," "Cobra" and 
"Cyrano De Bergerac" are all paced 
around $12,000 and still making 
money. "The Potters" is cut rating 
and. with an arrangement with ttie 
Plymouth is also turning a profit 
at $8,000. 

"Abis" Only Holdover. 

"Abie's Irish Rose" is now the 
only holdover attraction in town, 
"Rain" and "Seventh Heaven" hav- 
ing been forced to step Saturday. 
"Abie's" gross last week was $12,SO0 
In nine performances. 

"Round The Town" which closed 
suddenly at the Century Roof Sat- 
urday got about $2,000, the lowest 
gross for a $3.50 top attraction 
known. The attractions forced off 
by the strike are "Stepping Stones," 
"The Outsider." "The Swan," 
"Rain," "Lollipop," "Seventh Hea- 
ven" and "The Nervous Wreck." 
"The Right to Dream" which 
opened at the Punch and Judy last 
week got $1,200 arid is due to stop 
Saturday, along with one or two 
other low gross shows. 

(Continued on page S8) 



FAILURES OF THE SEASON 



■Twssdies" 

"Ths Woman on ths Jury" 

"The Good Old Days" 

"Thm Breaking Point" 

"Chiidrvn of ths Moon'* 

"Brook" 

"Ws'vo Qot to Have Money" 

"Home Fires" 

"Zeno" 

"Maonolia" 

"Ths Jolly Rooer" 

"Four in Hand" 

"Connie Qoes Homo" 

"Ths Crooked Square" 

Marionstte Players 

"Mary, Mary, Quits Contrary" 

"Peter Weston" 

"Chains" 

"A Lesson in Love" 

"Nifties" 

"Csssnova" 

"Floriani's Wife" 

"What's Your Wife Doing" 

"Forbidden" 

"Cymbeline" 

"Nina O'QIock Revue" 

"Windows" 

"Launzi" 

Qrand Quignol Players . 

"Qinger" 

"White Desert" 

"Nobody's Business" 

"Scaramouchs" 

Sir Martin Harvey 

"Steadfast" 

"Dsep Tangled Wildwood" 

"A Love Scandal" 

"Qo West, Young Man" 

"A Royal Fandango" 

"The Cup" 

"The Camel's Back" 

"Queen Victoria" 

"Out of the Seven Seas" 

"The Failures" 

"Robert E. Lee" 

"Sharlee" ' 

"Sancho Panza" ' 

"lime" 

"Dumb-Boll" 
"One Kiss" 
"The Talking Parrot" 
"Pellcas and Molisande" 
"The Business Widow" 
"The Other Rose" 
"The Alarm Clock" 
"The Wild Westootts" 
"Hurricane" 



"Neighbors" 

"This Fins Pretty World" 

"Ths Vagabond" 

"Madrs" 

"Ressanne" 

"Hell-Bsnt for Heaven" 
"The Spook Sonata" 
"Ths Nsw Poor" 
"Gypsy Jim" 

"Merry Wives of Gotham" 
"Rao* With ths Shadow" 

"Sweet Little Devil" 

"The Living Mask" 7 

"The Gift" 

"Mister Pitt" 

"Fedora" 

"The Way Things Happen" 

"Rust" 

"Myrtie" 

"Ths New Englander" i 

"The Wonderful Visit" 

"Assumption of Hannslo" 

"New Toys" 

"Antony and Cleopatra" 

"Chiffon Girl" 

"The Moon Flower" 

"The Strong" 

"We Modems" 

"The Lady Killer" 

"Macbeth" 

"Welded" 

"Sweet Seventeen" 

"Man Who Ate the Popomack" 

"Across ths Street" 

"Ths Main Line" 

"Vogues" 

"Nancy Ann" 

"Paradise Alley" 

"The Ancient Mariner" 

"Helena'a Boys" 

" I wo Strahgers From NowI>ere'" 

"Man and the Masses" 

"Cheaper to Marry" 

"Flame of LOve" 

"Whitewashed" 

'The Dust Heap" 

"The Admiral" 

"Garden of Weeds" 

"The Bride" 

"Peg o' My Dreams" 

"Catskill Dutch" 

"The Melody Man" 

"All God's Chillun Got Wings'^ 
■Hedds Gabbler" 

"Round ths Town" 

"The Leap" 

"Right to Drsam" 



I 



Al Smitk Leagie 



An AI Smith Theatrical 
League ' seems certain to bs 
formed within the very near fu- 
ture. Al already has a world of 
boosters among all branches 
of the profession who seem to 
think he will be a bc'ter cham- 
pion for their interests than 
any of the other men men- 
tioned as having a cha:.ee. 

The Governor has alwajra 
held a personal intereat in thea- 
tricals. 

Al Smith Is known personally 
by many managers and 
players. 



NINE BlAY SHOWS ARE OUT; 
EQUITY FORCES BIG HII^ OFF 



WAYBURN CONFERENCE 
EXTENDING FOUR WEEKS 



July 7-Aug. 1 In New York for 

Instructors in Stage 

Dancing 



The Ned Waybum studios of 
stage dancing wiU hold a four 
weeks' conference at the New York 
headquarters, 1841 Broadway, from 
July 7 until Aug. 1. 

It Is the outcome of a prepared 
plan of Ned Wayburn's to bring 
dancing instructors throughout the 
country, franchlsed to use the Way- 
burn system of Instruction, once an- 
nually or more often in New York 
to receive the latest methods of 
dance Instruction adopted by- the 
Wayburn schools. 

The four weeks' conference will 
be attended by stage dance teach- 
ers from all over. It Is called a 
Normal Course for Instructors. 

Waybum has issued the program 
for the daily course during the 
month's convention. Nearly every 
day Mr. Wayburn in person win lec- 
ture the assembled Instructors on 
stage dancing and Its requirements, 
the convention ending August 1 
with a good fellowship dinner with 
the Wayburn school as the host and 
a Ned Wayburn production entitled 
"The Dancing Master's Dream," 
with the cast composed of Ned 
Wayburn's pupils and proteges. 



Nine attractions or mors are oft 
the Broadway list ot will be by Sat- 
urday, by which time another two 
are slated to slide, which would 
make a record withdrawal within a 
week's period. 

Of the shows definitely through 
seven were forced off by Equity, 
which ordered its members to strike. 
All were outstanding hits. Among 
them "Rain" and "Seventh Heaven" 
are holdovers from last season and 
have two seasons to their credit 
notwithstanding. 

"The Stepping StoneiT ts rated 
with ths l>est musicals of tho season 
and drawing record businsss at ths 
Qlobe. 

The other hits forced to suspend 
were "The Nervous Wreck," "The 
Swan," "The OuUlder" and "LoUl- 
pop." 

"Round the Town," a certain flop, 
stopped suddenly Saturday on the 
Century Roof, while "The Right to 
Dream" is slated to exit at the end 
of this webk. 

"The Stepping Stones," a big ace 
for Charles Dillingham, was forced 
off at the end of its 29th week at 
the Qlobe. The grosses held steady 
at $34,000 and more up to Baater, 
and since then the pace has been 
around $30,000. at which figure It 
stopped. 



Ths Swan 

Another Octobsr prsmisr ac- 
corded a splendid next morning 
outburst "World" (Bronn) : 
"Olves everir Indication of being 
the most conspicuous success in- 
troduced this season," while 
"Mail" (Craig) : "Abotit the hap- 
piest evening la the theatre this 
season. With the possible excep- 
tion of "Tarnish.'* no non-mn- 
sical had received better noticss 
up to this time. 

Variety (Lalt) was doabtfal 
and said: "WIU miss bolng a soUd 
and long-lived hit" 



"LoUlpop," H. W. BaTSCs's show, 
was ths best musical sroduoo4 by 
that manager In years. It was 
forced oft at the esd oit tbo }>th 
week at a pace of $14,000 and had a 
strong chance to last through. «um> 
mer. The averaga buainess during 
ths first four months was around 
$18,000. 



T.T.MAn»t FSODUcnra 

Rufus LeMalre is added to the 
Shubert group of managers, who 
have banded together as the Man- 
ager*' Protective Association. In 
addition to being an agent LeMalre 
Is also producing. 

He has In rehearsal a musical 
show with book by Fred Thompson 
and Clifford Gray, music by Her- 
bert Stothast and Phil Culkln. Sam- 
my Lee Is staging the dancea and 
William Oiilmore the book. 

The cast Includes Elisabeth 
Hines, Andrew Toombes, Richard 
Gallagher, Marie Saxon and Roy 
Royston. ^ 

£££0L QUITS "FOLLIES" 

Leon Errol has gone to Kansas 
City and wont be in the new "Fol- 
lies." 

Errol arrived In New York for a 
chat with Zlegfeld and decided that 
after being starred in "Sally," and 
with the promise of a new starrln^- 
vehicle In the fall, he couldn't very 
well afTord to merge bis comedy 
with the many comedians scheduled 
tor the new "Follies." 

Errol said he knows where there 
is a good dentist in Kansas City. He 
will remain there two weeks. 



Stepping Stones 

Superb reviews centering 
around Dorothy Stone which 
equalled any personal press trib- 
ute allotted during the season. 
"News" (Martle) styled it "the 
greatest of the Stone shows." 
while the "Tribune" (Hammond) 
printed: "Very happy family af- 
fair." 

Variety (Fred) sUted. "No 
question of show being 'in'." 



"The Nervous Wreck," produced 
by Lewis A Gordon with Sam H. 
Harris, got an early start and was 
sated the top money getter among 
the non-musicals through foil and 
winter. The average gross during 
the height of the run was nearly 
$19,000. Though easing off, the pace 
was still profitable when forced off, 
with last week's takings over $10,000. 
It completed 34 weeks Saturday. 



$2,500 FOB PATTLIHE HALL 

Los Angeles, Juno t. 

The State Suprems Court today 
afllrmed the verdict of $2,600, glvsn 
Pauline Hall four years ago against 
Oertrude Steele, a local "beauty ex- 
pert," as damages. 

As th* result ot a Steele opera- 
tion Miss Hall's lower Up dropped 
on each side, and iMie successfully 
maintained an notion for recovory. 



Ths Nsrvous Wrsok 
One of the early openings, Oct 
9. and acclaimed from all sides. 
"Tribune" (Hammond) admitted 
"the audience thought It was 
funny." while the "Herald" 
(Woollcott) was reticent with 
"last act very funny, the rest 
mildly amusing." 

Variety (A.bel) listed It: "A 
lairgh show of strong box Office 
potentialities." 



"The Swan" was greeted as one 
of the most brilliant comedies of 
the season and rated close to the 
top in grosses among the non- 
musicals. The admission was raised 
from $2.50 to $3 after opening with- 
out injury. The average business 
during ths height of the S2-week 
run was over $17,000. 

Last week's pace was $11,000. Like 
the others, it could have run well 
into the summer. It was produced 
by Oilbert Miller for th* Prohman 
office. 



L*llipoi» 

Generally well liked ,althouch 
'American" (Dai*) tbooght It 
"wholesome but undlstinc«lsh*d." 
"Sun" took ozeeptlon to th* Utl*> 
and th* "Times" commented fa- 
vorably upon th* danfilng. 

Variety (Lalt): "Should run 
out th* ssason and eloan up on 
the road." 



"The Outaidar" was produosd by 
William Harris and r*gard*d th* 
strongest of the early spring's dra- 
matic entrants. It grossed over 
$14,000 for most of lU II weeks. 

An attempt was made by the 
house management to force Its con« 
tinuance, indicating an expected run 
through the aummer. 



The Outsider 

Rated as weU acted, with Kath- 
^Ine Cornell allotted predomi- 
nating notices, as also was Li- 
onel Atwlll. Only one critic 
(Woollcott) *skeptieal.' 

Variety (I^lt) was emphatic 
with: "Cannot tail to b« a finan- 
cial success." 



"Round the Town" was produced 
by two newspapermen. It gtopped 
last week when the gross wan ItjUO, 
the engagement l>eing one week and 
four days at the Century RooC 



Round the Town 
No doubt expressed concern- 
ing the mediocrity o< this ebow. 
except by the "MaU-Telecram," 
which said, "Off to a flying 
atart." "Times" (Corbln) about 
aiummed up in saying. "Blda fair 
to fall dismally." 

Variety (Lalt): "Hasn't a 
chan*e to build up or even cheai: 
along." 



"The Right to Dream," put on by 
new producers, was greeted by uni- 
form panning In the dallies. Two 
weeks is enough for it at the Punsh 



The Right to Dream 
None thought vuU of this late 
offering, with "Timea" deeming 
it "dismal and poorly wrlttwi," 
and "Tribune" (Hammond) be- 
lieving it "a terrible bungle." 



and Judy. The first week's takings 
were about $1,200 with the aid of 
cut rates. 



LOWELL pwTgRMATf DEPAETS 
Lowell Sherman sailed Tuesday on 
the Berengarla for London to view 
Frederick Lonsdale's "The Fake," in 
which Al Woods will star blm DSKt 
tail \a thii city, 



[ SUCCESSES OF THE SEASON 




'Little Jessie Jsmse' 


"In th* N*ict Room" 




"ArtisU and Models" 


"Laugh, Clown, Laugh" 




"Rsd Light Annie" j 


-Th* Lady- 




"Little Miss Blnebeard* 


•Th* Potior*" 




"The Whole Town'e Talking" 


"R**l* 0'R*illy" . '..: 


'si-.: % 


"Poppy" , , 


"Mary Jan* MoKmm* 




"The Lullaby" ••{- 


"Saint Joan" 




"The ChangelinoiP ' *».'^!: 


"Th* Sons *ni Dane* Man" 




'GreMiwIeh Villng* FollMl 


"Kid Boot*^ 




"Musi* B*x" . .. M 


"Outward Beantf* 




"Chleken Feed** 


Charittt's lt*vu* 


■s 


-Tamtoh" 


-Th* MIrnalV 




Th* M«0l* Rin^ 


"Lollipop" 




"Mr. Battlino BatUeiO 


"Ttw QooM Hung* Htfl^ 


ii 


Th* NarvDu* Wraok" 


"M*onll0M" I r* h.4 




"For All of Us" 


"Faahion" -t^ 


: 


"Th* Sham* Wemnn* 


*The Show Ofif* 




'Th* Dano*riP 






Ziegfeld <'FolH««^ 


"The Outsider* 




"Th* Swan" 


■Fata Morganai* 




Eleanora Ou*4 


■SIttihg Prett/* 




' Runnin*- Wild^ 


"Expressing WlttW- 




"Cyrano d* B*ra*ri^ 


"Lsah KIsoohna'* 




"Whit* Cargo" 


"Cobra" 




"Stepping Stones^ 


•Plain Jane" 




"Spring Clesning* 


"I'll Say She le<* 




-Toplos of 1923" 
"MMt th* Wif*" 


"Innocent Eyerf* . 




"Keep Koor 


( 



1 

t 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



J.. •'' 



Wednesday, June 4, 18M >! 



FALL WEATHER HELPS CHICAGO 
AND MIR iraCALS DO $96,000 



Topsy and Eva/' $25,500 in 22nd Week— ''Green- 
wich Follies" $58,000 for Two Weekc— "New 
Toys" Almost Low Record With $2,600 



CHANCE LOST IN PHULY; 
BUSINESS HAS HELD DP 



SHOWSINIIY^ANDCOMME^^ 



Fiaur<M •■timatad and comment point to aom* atliraetioni balni 
•uccaatfui, whll« th« •am* groaa aecraditad to ethara ihlvht auggaat 
madiocrity tor ktta. Tha varianca la axplainad in tha' diffal^nca In 
houaa eapaeitlaa, with tha varying evarhaad. Alao tha alsa of eaat, 
with eonaaquant diffaranea In nMaasary gresa for profit. Variaiiea 
in buainaaa nacaaaary far muaieal attraction aa againat dramatl* 
play ia alao eonaldarad. 



Chicago, June 3. 
▲n approximate toUJ rroaa of 
$•6,00 was drawn laat week \>y the 
four muatcal attractions featuring 
fba waning spring season here. 
Great impetus was given the general 
boz-offlce sales by November weath- 
«r, which reached its peak for the 
holiday (i^ecoratlon Day) and week- 
snd rush. 

"Greenwich Village Follies" (Gar- 
rlck) set the pace with a smash |29,< 
000 week, giving the attraction around 
tSS.OOO for the limited two weeks' 
■tay. Two sell-outs, Friday and Sat- 
urday nights, boosted "Wildflower's" 
(Apollo) flnal groes to around $26,- 
600. "Top.sy and Eva" hurig up a 
new record (22d week of the engage- 
ment) at the Selwyn with the wonT 
der gross of around (26,500. "No, 
No, Nanette" perked up considerably 
at the Harris, climbing to (16,000. 

Cut rates, with a little dash of the 
holiday spirit, helped both "E^asy 
Street' and "The Whole Town's Talk- 
ing." "Sun-Up" Improved on Its 
merit. "The Climax," also offering 
cut rates, but not with the system of 
"Easy Street," held about the same 
as the previous week. "New Toys" 
again slipped for Its flnal week at the 
Central, not bettering $2,600. "Simon 
Called Peter" Was glad to get out of 
the Great Northern Saturday night. 
"Abie's Irish Rose" stuck around the 
$12,000 mark. Which will be a high 
mark for the Studebaker card to 
reach with the new summer prices 
BOW in use until the first of Sep- 
tember. 

The earliest sell-outs of the week 
were checked at the Selwyn for 
"Topsy and Eva." The hotels did a 
thriving buBlhfese On "The Follies." 
The dub bifsfness was divided be- 
tween "Wildflower" and "No, No. 
Nanette." The clientele at both the 
hotels and clubs always make lata 
sales for the attractions sought. A 
week ago yesterday found the longest 
box-offlco line of the season for any 
attraction in town seeking the Sel- 
wyn buy. This was termed thor- 
oughly remarkable on the fact of the 
attraction being in its 22d week. It 
was figured "Topsy and Eva" was 
sold out for the entire week as early 
as Wednesday morning. Of the mu- 
sical shows the Selwyn money-win- 
ner was the only one to give a Deco- 
ration Day matinee, which, strangely, 
sold out ahead of the other three 
matinees given, despite the parade 
and ball game opposition. "Able" 
and "The Whole Town's Talking" 
were the other attractions in town 
to give a holiday matinee. The In- 
dependent "specs" squeezed into the 
picture by wholesale activities for 
the Garrlck attraction and signs of 
increased lite for "No, No, Nanette." 
The same "specs" made up some re- 
cent losses by buying heavy for the 
ball game on Decoration Day. 

Six houses were affected by the 
changes which took place Saturday 
night, yet only four of these housee 
brought new shows to town. Cast 
changes gave the Harris a new 
showing "out front." "Wildflower" 
moved from the Apollo to the Gar- 
rlck. The new plays brought "Were- 
wolf" to the Adelphl; "Artists and 
Moleds" to the Apollo, "Leah Klesch- 
na" to the Great Northern and "On 
the Stairs" to the Central. "Artists 
and Models" got away to a heavy 
advance call. It will take more than 
nudity to hold up the Apollo's de- 
mand If conditions, viewed from the 
chief of police's office, run true to 
form. 

Harry Fraaee, by adding LiOuise 
Groody, Muriel Hudson, Charles 
Wlnnlnger and Bernard Granville to 
the cast of "No, No, Nanette," Is evi- 
dently assuming ihe last stab to 
hold the attraction at the Harris for 
the summer. Phyllis Cleveland, Anna 
Wheaton, Richard Gallagher and 
Francis X. Donegan were the origi- 
nal principals let out. 

Until the weather becomes season- 
able no accurate figuring can be done 
as to how the Loop's summer bill 
will shape up for the legit houses, 
yet if by July J2 there are more than 
five housee open It will be a better 
record for Chi than In several years. 
It'a going to be an interesting situa- 
tion to watch, since three shows, 
known to be eager to weather the 
hot months, are far In excess of ex- 
penses for summer operation. 
Last week's estimates: , 
"The Greenwich Follies" (Garrlck. 
2d and flnal week). Played to prac- 
tically full capacity on the limited 
fortnight's stay. Figured a strong 
$29,000. "Wildflower" opened here 
Sunday. 

"Wildflowar" (Apollo, 6th week) 
Close figuring gave attraction $26,600 
ky the way sales piled up Krld.-iy 



and Saturday. May suffer a trifle In 
moving to the Garrlck. but scaled 
good there and should keep over 
$20,000 mark. 

"Topsy and Eva' (Selwyn, 22d 
week). California night (Wednes- 
day) was a rouser. Credited with 
being official June commencement 
and summer show in Sunday ads. 
Gave 11 performances last week to 
strike $25,600. Back to nine per- 
formances for the summer weeks. 

"No, No. Nanette" (Harris, 4th 
week). Another encouraging jump 
and greater sales anticipated, with 
costly cast improvement. Advance 
sale promises better than $16,000, 
gross attained last week. 

"Abie's Irish Rose" (Studebaker, 
23d week). Added holiday matinee 
helped to hold close to $12,000. Big 
splurge made in ads for low prices 
for the summer months, with prob- 
able expectations of $10,000 grosses 
satisfying. 

"The Climax" (Cort, 8th week). 
Kxit put off until June 8. when "The 
Deluge" will be tried out. Last 
week's gross hard to reckon better 
than $6,600. 

"New Toys" (Central, 10th and 
flnal week). Size of audiences usiiig 
cut rates very deceptive counting 
money, but here's a gross almost the 
record of the year for low figures, 
$2,600. "On the Stairs" started Sun- 
day. 

■"Easy Street" ' (Playhouse. Sd 
week). Getting last ditch campaign- 
ing and may yet count right with 
the help of the cut -rates. The show 
received wonderful notices, which 
are having their effect at the box 
office. Estimated gross placed 
around $6,300. 

"Sun Up" (La Salle, 4th week). 
Got a quiet play from conservative 
playgoers, pushing the gross Into 
the $9,000 class. This marks good 
profit for the attraction. 

"The Whole Town's Talkino" 
(Adelphl. 6th and flnal week). Big 
houses all week through the help of 
the cut-rate i>asteboards swamping 
the wholesale houses and neighbor- 
ing welfare clubs. Cutting every- 
thing in halves, because of the two- 
for-ones, gross looked like $9,000, or 
close to It 

"Simon Called Peter" (Great 
Northern, 5th and flnal week). Went 
out without a murmur. A play that 
started with a hurrah campaign, but 
slipped fast. Apt to be heard from 
elsewhere. Checked for $7,000. 



'Top Hole" and "Thief of 

Bagdad" Only Remaining 

to Good Business 



• Philadelphia, June S. 

It looks as if the theatrical pow- 
ers-that-be pulled a very big, Juicy 
boner as far as Philly was con- 
cerned this spring and early sum- 
mer. This week only two houses 
open, one with a road -showed fea- 
ture film. 

This year, without even a sug- 
gestion of summer weather up to 
the present time, it looks very 
strongly as If two or three good 
musical comedies or first-rate non- 
musicals could have kept the box 
office men business counting. 

As further proof of the fact that 
the city, due to tha cool, early 
spring weather, is still ripe for good 
shows, has been the continued suc- 
cess of "Top Hole," which started 
out with the intention of staying 
two weeks, or at the outside three, 
and is now in its fifth, with an- 
other one assured, and probable 
continuance to June 22. 

"The Thief of Bagdad" continues 
to collect a royal profit last week, 
although capacity was dented slight'^ 
iy. Gross for week at Forrest eati- 
nnated as nearly $16,000, and pic- 
ture will continue to July 19. U had 
been intended to take it out July 
1. "America" continued its nine 
weeks run at the Chestnut, turning 
In $6,600 gross. 

There isn't a sign of anything new 
for the legit houses, the possibility 
of a summer show at the Walnut 
having apparently died. 

Estimates for last week: 

"Tha Thief of Bagdad" (Folrest, 
6th week). Off onu w two nlghtit, 
but grossed almost $16,000. Ca- 
pacity evenings still rule. 

"Top Hole" (Lyric, 6th week). 
Surprise of town, steady gains. lAst 
week $11,750, despite rains. May 
stay three more weeks. 

"Runnin' Wild- (Garrlck). Closed 
Saturday after four-week run, house 
going dark for summer. Gross 
nearly $19,000, extra matinee Me- 
morial Day not counting tor as 
much as expected. 

"America' (Chestnut). . Closed 
Saturday after nine-week I'un, house 
going dark. About $6,600. 



POWEKS, TBL% NEW VENTUEE 

Los Angeles, June 3. 
Harry J. Powers, Jr., of Chicago 
has arrived here and Intends to go 
into business. He is to become one 
of the coast's realtors. 



BOTCE OUT— MITCHELL IN 

Edward Royce, having "stepped 
out," Julian Mitchell, alone, wlU 
stage the new "Folliea" ehow. Up 
to Saturday Royce was working on 
one act and Mitchell on the other. 
So far as Is known, there was no 
difference of opinion between Zleg- 
feld and Royce. 




PAT ROONEY and MARION BENT 

Celebrating their twentieth year of matrimonial and stage partnership 
at B. F. Keith's srst Street, New York, this week (June 22). 

Indeed a gala one In their present vehicle, "Shamrocks," which after 
|)laylng B. F. Keith's Palace, New York, next week (June 9) and Brighton 
Beach following, will conclude a season of 44 weeks, mostly played in 
New York City. Also starting an additional 44 weeks next season In 
the Greater Keith E^astcrn theatres and on the Orpheum Circuit. 

We take this means of thanking our friends who so kindly appeared 
with us at the 81st Street in this celebration. 

Twenty years, and It seema but yesterday. 



"Abie's Irish Roaa," Republic (107th 
week). Enters June quite ahead 
of other holdovers. Last week 
$12,500 with one extra matinee 
(Memorial afternoon). Stopping 
of "Rain" and "Seventh Heaven" 
by Equity leaves run leader the 
only attraction holding over from 
last season. 

"Beggar en Horaaback," Broad- 
hurst (17th weolt)- Originally 
"marked" to close by Equity, but 
Lee Shubert owns 60 per cent 
and not among strike victims. 
Last week fairly good at $12,000. 

"Blossom Time," Jolson's B9th St. 
(3d week) (return). May b« 
continued under theory closing 
of shows through strike will give 
this one paying business. May 
have made little profit last week 
at $7,600. 

"Charlot'a Revue," Selwyn (22d 
week). Played extra performance 
last week, takings going to around 
$23,000. English show held true 
to form from start, and one of 
season's outstanding successes. 
"Cheaper to Marry," Belmont (8th 
week). Fair business with last 
week's pace estimated between 
$6,000 and $6,000. Probably is 
profitable as house and show 
under same management. 
"Cobra," Hudson (7th week) Ear- 
marks of money show with tak- 
ings around $12,000 in last two 
weeks. With other dramas forced 
off by strike this one should more 
than hold pace. 
"Cyrano da Bergarac," Natlon.-U 
(28th week). Plans now call for 
Hampden's smash revival holding 
on through June, with out of town 
orders dated this side of 'conven- 
Uon. Getting $12,000 and atl'.l 
making money. 
"Expressing Willie," 48th St. (8th 
week). Eased off slightly last 
week with gross about $14,000. 
Appears to be largely supported 
by club trade and thus far is 
among best gross getters on list. 
"Fata Morgana," Lyceum (14th 
week). Although drama of for- 
eign source has not drawn big 
money since moving up from Gar- 
rlck it has made money. Around. 
$7,000. May stick through June. 
"Flossie," Lyric (Ist week). N^w 
musical comedy tried out and. 
brought back for recasting iast 
week. Opened Tuesday. 
"I'll Say She Is," Casino (3d week). 
Marx Brothers to bo starred; de- 
mand equals anything on Broad- 
way and last week with extra 
performance went to $26,000. 
"Innocent Eyes," Winter Garden 
(3d week). Mlstlngruett show do- 
ing big business but not capacity 
trade new Garden show figured 
to do. Estimated about $27,000. 
"Keep Kool," Morosco (3d week). 
Off to strong start. Last week, 
which was flrst full week, takings 
about $16,000. House compara- 
tively limited in capacity for 
revue and gait is probably not 
much better than even break. 
"Kid Boots," Earl Carroll (23d 
week). Unless strike trouble in- 
terferes this musical smash will 
ride through Rummer without 
change of pace. Quoted around 
$32,000 right along. 
"Little Jessie Jamas," Little (43d 
week). Holding this musical in 
for convention. Business lately 
around $6,000, but even break or 
better, producer being Interested 
in house and net small. 
"Lollipop," Knickerbocker. Stopped 
by Equity ordering players off at 
end of 19th week. Could have 
remained well into summer. Gross 
last week around $14,000. Com- 
pany was on summer basis and 
all set to stick. 
"Meet the Wife," Klaw (28th week). 
Over $8,000 claimed for farce 
success last week and likely to 
remain through June or longer. 
Laugh show that has held to 
steady business right along with- 
out capacity. 
"Moonlight," Longacre (19th week). 
Cast changes continue. Frank 
Crumlt now In show. Business 
around $11,000, profitable In meas- 
ure, house and show being under 
same management. 
"Mr. Battling Buttler," Times 
Square (36th week). Slated to 
run through June. Recent pace 
of around $10,000 satisfactory, as 
attraction Is pooling with theatre. 
"One Helluva Night," Sam H. 
Harris (1st week). Announced 
as the "world's worst show," 
opens tonight <Wednesday). Pre- 
sented by group of publicity men 
(Cheese Club). Maybe will last 
week or two and has chance to 
be kidded into popularity. 
"Plain Jane," New Amsterdam (4th 
week). Attraction making money 
and house may show profit also. 
Between $13,600 and $14,000. Will 
move to Sara H. Harris in few 
weeks, aimed for summer Stay 
there. 
"Poppy," Apollo (a9th week). W. C. 
Fields starred. Show expected to 
stick until July 4 and may last 
longer with other musicals forced 



out of the field by Equity strike < 
Laat week better gross beine 
$10,500. Satisfactory under pool* 
ing arrangement. 

"Rain," Maxine Elliott. Stopped 
by walkout of players on order 
of Equity Saturday, when com- 
pleted 82nd week. Last season'*! 
dramatic smash and completed 

. two seasons on Broadway. Could , 
have run through summer. Laat 
wfeek $9,500. 

"Round the Town," Century Roof: 
Closed suddenly Saturday after' 
Sticking week and four daysu' 
Gross last week $2,800. Attrac.^ 
tion stands loss of about $26,0004 

"Saint Joan," Garrlck (24th week). 
Theatre Guild holding Shaw 
drama in with chance of staylne ' 
through June. Reported around 
$6,000, satisfactory with show in 1 
Guild's own house. - I 

"Seventh Heaven," Booth. Stopped! 
by walkout of players on order of 
Equity Saturday at end of 83rd 
week. Like 'Rain" it was hold- 
over dramatic smash and achieved 
two seasons on Broadway. Could- 
have lasted through June. Around 
$8,500. 

"Sifting Pretty," Fulton (9th week). 
Will be moved to Imperial next 
week, scale revised downward for 
that house where it should last- 
through June. Pace last week 
about $11,000, better than an evea ' 
break for show. 

"Spring Cleaning," Eltlnge (31st 
week). Continues to do paylnc ■ 
business with both show and 
house pooling and company on • 
summer basis. Takings lately 
around $8,000. Chance to con- 
tinue into July. . i 

"Stepping Stones," Globe. Stopped^ 
by walkout of players on ordacj 
of Equity Saturday at end of 2»tli^ 
week. Getting $30,000 weekly^ ^ 
closing heavy blow to manage- ' 
ment and company. Could hava ' 
run through summer easlly«-j 
Original plans called for shoif 
laying off during July and starts i 
ing again. ; 

"Tha Bride," S9th St. (5th weeky*- 
Peggy Wood missed matinee last- 
week through illness. Busines* 
moderate, but maybe - profit «(i 
pace of $5,Q0O to date. Last week 
down to $4,000. 

"Tha Fatal Wadding," Ritz (Isi; 
week). Reproduction of "tan*! 
twent and thirt miller" of at 
yeltrs ago, now on Broadway at 
$2.60. Same old style of setting* 
and acting. Opened Monday tA 
$4.40 top. - • 

"The Kreutzer Sonata," Frazee (4tli 
week). $5,000 last week and 
doubtful if company made any^ 
thing. Star (Bertha Kallch) in- 
terested in attraction explain* 
continuance. 

"The Goosa Hangs Hrgh," Bljoil 
(19th week). Rated as one ffif 
season's comedy successes. AbW 
to make money at moderate 
grosses and spotted In right 
house. Down to $6,000 last weal^ 
but slated indefinitely. 

"The MiiMcIa," Century (20th week); 
Last month of Morris Gest's hero* 
ic production, rated biggest evt 
attempted in theatre. Business 
tops Broadway, but though ovaf 
$26,000 weekly there is little profit 
at pace. 

"The Melody Man," 49th St (4t« 
week). Moved over from Rltt, 
Monday. Extra advertising count- i 
ed on to perk up trade, not goo4 
to date. Around $6,000. 

"The Nervous Wreck" (Sam H. : 
Harris). Stopped by walkout of, 
players on order of Equity Sat;, 
urday at end of 34th week. Could 
have lasted through June or long* 
er. Business lately $10,000. 

"Tha Outsider," Ambassador 
Stopped by walkout of players b* 
order of Equity Saturday at end 
of 13th week. Counted on tot 
summer with average of $14,000» 
_pown to $12,000 last week. 

"Tha Potters," Plymouth (26th 
week). Nearing end of run, al-« 
though show may pick up ■ with 
field narrowed down by strike. 
Business last week $8,000 and 
over which is satisfactory both 
ways at this stage of season. Now 
In cut rates. 

"Tha Right to Dream," Punch and 
Judy (2d week). Final week, ac- 
cording to dope, early this week. 
First week's gross about $1,200 
with house getting guarantee In 
advance. Cut rates In a 299 
seater; show drew uniform pan- 
ning; no chance to land. 

"Tha Shame Woman," Comedy (34th 
week). Likely to run through 
June. Several dramas forced off 
by strike may benefit this one 
which appears to make money at 
moderate grosses, $5,000 or Uttla 
more. 
"Tha Show Off," Playhouse (18th 
week). Rated leader among non- 
muslcals now, only houso ca- 
pacity holding down gross. $14,000 
and over for last two weeks. 
"Tha Swan," Cort. Stopped by 
walkout of players on order of 
Equity Saturday at end of >2d 
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It fa not wboUr certain HeTWood Broun win Bld«Mt«p dramatlo oritlolaB 
ipr "Tb* World" and In faror of Alex. WooUoott, aa r»port«d and generaUx 
naderatood. The plan waa set but according to report. It was intimated to 
Broun i( he were relieved ot a portion of hie newepaper work it ahould 
loUow that a proportionate reduction reet acainat hie name on the 
••World'e" payroU. 

Broon had been agreeable to the switch until that chanoe remark hit 
feoth of his ears simultaneously, the story says Heywood replied he dtd 
not mind the extra work as much as he might mind the loss of income. 
Th«re the ma .».er rests with WooUoott in Ekirope but still attached to the 
"Tribune-Herald." 

Before "Round the Town" took its preordained and inglorious flop on 
the Century Roof it was remarked on the advertising of that show and its 
■tar "name," Broun. Below the title, "Round the Town" was heavily 
featured in ows line, Harry Fox. On the next line and all in one line were 
three names, in about one-quarter the size type. The sub-featured names 
were Julius Txnnen, Gloria Foy and Heywood Broun. 

With the other newspaper men Interested and exploited in connection 
with the shov, all had a fair chance to gauge themselves as drawing 
cards for the box-offloe. 

If Broun should accept a vaudeville engagement he will find himself 
much better billed, but It's doubtful If the vaudeville people, at one time 
willing to pay the star of the "World's" staff $1,000 weekly for a few 
we^a, would be as willing to attentively listen now, after the Century 
fiasco. Broun Is said to have received |400 a week with the revue. If 
worth anything at all the first time out as an actor, he was worth much 
more, just "to use him up." 

It loolts as th DUgh Broun is through as an actor for the present at least 
in New York, although still good in lectures for the^ edification of Little 
Theatre movers. 

' The next critic in line to be hooked for his "name is Percy Hammond. 
Percy, If falling (doubted), may perhaps take a lesson from He)rwood, to 
the extent that if you can't make them laugh once in IS minutes of talk, 
don't talk for 18 minutes. ■ _ : 

Paul Gerard Smith wrote the lyrics for the "Keep Kool" show which 
came into the Morosco for anticipated summer run last week. In one of 
his songs, "Fairy Tales." Smith had a few lines kidding the Hearst papers. 
When the Hearst powers learned of It a representative Informed the show 
management the lines were offensive, so ^ Aew stanza has been written by 
Smith. 
The objectionable lines ran as follows: 

"If things came to the worst 
They might work for Hearst 
If they were writing fairly tales today." 
This Hearst kick recalls a similar controversy that arose soma years 
ago when George M. Cohan produced "The Little Millionaire" at Cohan's. 
In a song "bit," which Sidney Jarvis and Josephine Whittel. playing a 
"bold, bad pair" of blackmailing reporters sang the following lines: 

"I'm a reporter from the New York Times' " . , 

(By Miss Whittel) 
With the refrain by Jarvis: 

'Tm from the Infernal 'Journal.' " 
It happened that Hearst himself attended a performance and after 
hearing the Cohan lines issued a drastic order to his dramatic depart- 
ments not to give a line of publkity until the lines were deleted. The 
lines were cut. 



An advance agent of a New York show did acme daring work on the 
tt>ad this past season. Now that the^show is back in New York, the 
stories of his f'ght are seeing the light. In Washington the show played 
earlier in the season at )2.50 top. When the agent went into Washington 
to fix the house scale on the show's return, he stuck for a IS scale. The 
house manager thought he was crazy to set such an advanoe over a former 
12.60 figure and the agent's own New York bosses re-echoed the "craxy" 
tefraln. 

However, the sgent refused to budge. The $t scale was In effect and 
ttte house rang up |27,000 on the week. The New York offices didn't svsn 
wire the agent a vote of thanks. 

This same show reached Chicago at a holiday time. The agent de- 
aoanded the "special price" (all shows tilted for the holiday in question) 
be $(. The house manager and his boss wanted to compromise for $4 
hoiMe. Again the New York producers and general managers of the show 
thought the agent was crazy. They let hhn have his way and the IS top 
resulted in a se*l out. Again no acknowledgment tor the agent's insistence 
which brought regular money into both "shares" of the house and 
•ompany. 



The attorneys in the Producing Managers' Association -Equity flgbt 
same into attention within the last two weeks, and, although several are 
Well known along Broadway, at least one la a newcomer. He is £hunuel R. 
folding, counsel for the P. M. A., associated with the legal firm of Snltkln 
A Goodman, reaching prominence when he acted as counsel for the cloak 

' and suit manufacturers' association, defeating the garment workers' union 
Sbl a strike flght, winning an Injunction. 

Mr. Golding has made a legal study of labor unionism. He is not unac 
aualnted with theatricals, having written the KngliSh version of "The 
Bronx Ebcpress" two seasons ago for C. B. Cobum. 

William Klein has been the Shuberta' attorney for years, while Paul 
Turner has similarly acted for Equity, winning prominence during the 
actors' strike In 1919. Justus Sheffield, associated with Turner, la • so- 
ciety man, being well connected In New York. Sheflleld was interested 

..In the Provlncetown Playhouse movement at one time. Charles H- 
Tuttle. who la Klein's trial lawyer. Is a brilliant attorney. He ia of 
the firm of Davles, Auerbach & Cornell. i > .- 



iXffiAH GIRL" Bosnnrs 

PRESENT HUGE HIT 



$21,000 Last Week— Every. 

thing Else Off Excepting 

Sells-Floto Circus 



When William A. Brady decided to bring out "Simon Called Peter" 

Cor a New York presentation he little dreamed that among his "first night" 

I Broadway audience the author, Robert Keable, would be there in person. 

Keable, who was a chaplain during the war, and made more money out 
of bookwrltlng than his preaK'hing and lecturing, plans his first trip 
aoross the ocean next falL 

Keable has written a number of books, with his greatest returns coming 
from "Simon Called Peter." Among others were "The Mother of All Liv- 
ing" and more recently "Recompense" which is a sequel to "Simon," but 
nbt having the "kick" that his "Simon" story carried. 



Percy Hammond, sometimes re(erred to as the dean of "cynics" In dra- 
matic criticism from Chicago to New York, almost got the thrill of his 
• life when he reviewed "The Klght to Dream" at the Punch and Judy. He 
found what he termed the worst play he ever saw on Broadway. 

Several of the agents, Just back from their present season's wotic. In 
^ dlscusBing probabilities with producers, desiring their services enext fall. 
_^hav» come out natfooted that under no coiualderatlon will they have any- 
thing to do with the "one niehter.x." Only w-eek shows or nothing, they 
■ declare. 



All the staff In the front of the Playhou.w, New York, sport white 
..carnations. Tliey are Buppliod fre.sh dally and ch«rged to the expense of 
■ "The Show-Off" company. The idea Is taken from the show Itself, the 
"«how-oft" alwayb being dolled up with a flower in his button hole. 

The line In the nhow Is: "A man v.'ho a carnation in his lapel and with 
tiis hat to a siiglit angle will attract the attention of any sensible woman." 
(Continued on page 42) 



Boston, June S. 

As Iat as the legitimate attrac- 
tions are concerned the town last 
week went Just one way — toward 
"The Dream Girl," the new musical 
at the Wilbur. This show and the 
circus (Sells-Floto) must have done 
all the business. The takings for 
the other four attractions were so 
poor that they were startling. 

"In Bamvllle," the all-colored 
show, came Into the fold Monday 
night when it opsned at the Tre- 
mont with the chances good. On 
top of this another musical Is an- 
nounced for the Shubert June SO, 
"Marjorle Daw." 

Whether the "Dream Girl" can 
stand up against this opposition Is 
a question. It is doubtful It it can 
for while it is generally admitted 
the show is a good piece ot prop- 
erty playing a $3 top for Boston 
during the summer months is a 
big chance to take. Cohan with his 
shows, even in the days of real high 
prices, never scaled the house 
above 12.60 and made that price go 
for all shows, Saturday nights and 
the holidays Included. The people 
behind "The Dream Girl" evidently 
don't believe In this policy, or per- 
hapS there Isn't any reason for' 
them to believe in it as yet. Last 
week with nine performances "The 
Dream Girl" did 121,000. 

This musical was the only at- 
traction that played the town last 
week that was seasonable. At the 
other three Shubert housea, Shu- 
bert, Plymouth and Majestic, were 
shows that couldn't by any stretch 
of the Imagination be classed as 
good properties for the end Of May. 
What If the weather was more like 
that of late October, the public still 
believes. that with May only light 
entertainment can be masticated. 

Aa a result, "Leah Kleschna," 
playing the Shubert, with eight 
performances got only 19,000, and 
any plans those behind the attrac- 
tion might have had about taking 
extra time here went glimmering. 
An all-star cast with a 19,000 week 
Is something that just won't go and 
the attraction went out after the 
one week advertised. 

In the same boat but a little 
worse off was the Mrs. Flske show, 
"Helena's Boys," at the Plymouth. 
Hard put to it from the very first 
week It opened here, thia ahow 
could get away with but |7,600 tor 
the final week, a box ofBce figure 
moat disappointing and lower than 
any figure Mrs. Flake had ever had 
chalked up against her in thia city 
in past years. Booked in too late 
with too many dramatic attractions 
In town is the answer. 

"The Highwayman" at the Ma- 
jestic did a bit better than Mrs. 
Flske, but there was a reason tor 
this as this ahow had an extra 
performance, playing the Memorial 
Day matinee, l^r the final week 
here it touched 18,000. 

The opening of the new Jams 
Cowl show, "The Deptha." haa been 
postponed for a week at the Selwyn 
next Monday night The perform- 
ance here Is frankly a tryout and 
the show is billed for but one week. 

With the closing of "The High- 
wayman" at the Majestic this 
house of the checkered career once 
again goes back to the film field 
with a travel picture which has 
been at Tremont Temple for many 
weeks switched there for this week 
at least. 

Last Week's Estimates 

*ahs Dream Qiri," Wilbur (4th 
week), 121,000, with nine showa. 

"The Whole Town's Talking," 
Plymouth (1st week; third engage- 
ment same house this season). 
Final week at this house Mrs. Flske 
did 17,(00 without any extra per- 
formance. 

"In Bamvllle." Tremont (lat 
week). Show opened last night 
after several weeks of plcturea. 



What Doris Keane Did 

b Variety of May 14, the 
bualneaa ot Doria Keane tn 
"Romance" at the Playhouse, 
IjOs Angelea, waa under-eati- 
mated to per cent. 

In justice to Miss Keane's 
popularity and drawing power 
the correct approximate 
grosses for the three week's 
engageident of "Romance" are 
given. 

For the firat week the tak- 
ings were over |10,900; the sec- 
ond week, around 19,800, and 
the third week, 19,000. 

That business Is considered 
exceptional for a revival in a 
new theatre and under general 
bad coast conditions. Miss 
Keane's success in Los An- 
geles Is reported having led to 
other coast bookings for "Ro- 
mance." 



CONTEST WILL 



W. V. Briahtman. Author of "BuH- 
ler," Concerned 



New Bedford, Maaa., June I. 

An action has t>een filed In the 
Bristol county probate court, ait 
Taunton, over the wiU of John F. 
Brightman, ot FaJl River, father ot 
William V. Brightman, tfas play- 
wright, author ot "Mr. BattUng 
Buttler." The elder Brightman died 
March 29 last, leaving his estate to 
his sister, Nellie Darling, who filed 
the will for probate. The sum ot 
$100 and a watota waa left to the 
son, whom the father had not seen 
for many years. The estate la 
valued at 140,000. 

The unique phaae of the contest 
la the appearance, aa a contestant, 
ot Hannah J. Allen, of Provldenos, 
who obtained a divorce from the 
decedent in 1890. She aska part of 
the eataU aa heir-at-law ot her 
daughter, who was born, the mother 
asserts, on Oct 10, 188J, and died 
12 hours after birth. Her exptana- 
tien ot the fact that no record of 
the death is on file la that her hus- 
band burled the Infant'a body on 
Oct 11, 1888, in a lonely spot with- 
out filing any record of the birth or 
death. 

The charge is that undue influ- 
ence was used by someone to indues 
the father to make sucAt a wllL 



$16,000 FOR BORDONi 

Played 



Nine Performances 
Week on Coaat 



LssI 



Los Angelea, June S. 
Irene Bordonl In nine perform- 
ancea here laat week did 116,000 
groaa. "Six Cylinder Love" in lU 
first week at the Morosco got 18.800, 
and the second week of "MagnoUs," 
at the MaJesUe, |6,600. 



PUYWRIGHTS NOT 
INTERES1ED IN SI TOP 



Promoters Meet Unexpected 
Indifference— Want Orig- 
inal Plays 



The new Commonwealth Circuit, 
Intending to produce road shows at 
|1 top next aeasoa. seema to havs 
run up against a snag in operatloa 
through Its Inability to interest 
standard stage authors on account 
ot small royalty possibilities. 

The present plan had been to sell 
the shows outright to the theatres 
for |1,S00. with a (0-50 split oa 
grosses over tl,000. The planners 
had not taken the playwright angls 
into consideration. They are find* 
ing themselves up against it in Un- 
Ing up good plays by known au« 
thors since the money inducements 
do not Interest the established play* 
wrIght 

The heads o( the elroalt ars. 
working on a scheme to take over 
plays from their creators at a AM 
weekly rental ia lieu of the cus- 
tomary royalty. If this can be ac« 
oompllshed it is said it wiU neces- 
sarily ralss the ante on the weeklr 
cost ot the show to the thsatrs 
owners. 

The new circuit claims It win go 
in for originals and will not resort 
to road-showing Broadway suc- 
cesses, a policy formerly utilised by 
Stair and Havlla. 



JOLSON'S SHOW CLOSED 



Second Week in Saa PrsMcisoo— * 
Did 186,000— Star Tired 

Ban IVaaclaoo, June I. 

Ai Jolson abruptly closed "Bom« 
bo" at the and ot the sseond wtik 
at the Curran when the gross waa 
188,000. Ths Jolson ahow was ta ' 
hav« played SaorMaeats ysstsrday 
and Oakland tonight but Jolsoa said 
a throat apeciallat told hhn to look 
after hia roles. 

The "Bmnbo" oolnsany left tor. 
New York yestsrdajr. It Is aot az« 
psotsd' Jolsoa wlU Isay* ths co^ 
for a while. 0e likes It oat hsra. 

Laat week at ths AJoaaar "PoUr 
Preferred" did |4.M«. 

The Columbia continues darki and 
the only legit this wssk is at tha .^ 
Alcasar, "Julio and Roaurstts." 



CHORISTER NOT ACTRESS^ 



Judge McTigue Handa Down De- 
cision in Test Caas 



Judge McTlgue, New York city, 
has decided a chorus girl is not aa 
"actress." His rullfig In an action 
brought by Ek)uity, In behalf of one 
of Its members, throws the chorus 
girls into ths "unskilled" labor olasa. 

The test 'case was brought to 
establish the legal status of affairs 
fo'llowlng the reorganization of 
"Spice of 1023" after the Chicago 
run. The damages sought in the 
action, entitled "Ruth Elliott vs. R. 
Robert Law et al," Is for one gill's 
salary for one v/eek, a nominal 
.sum, 130. 

There Is a new law that permits 
laborers to hold shareholders^ oer- 
tif1cate.s In corporations for wages 
due them. Equity contended that 
as chorus girls are actresses the law 
docs not apply to them. The court 
held otherwise and the case will be 
appealed. 



Edelatsn Cxpeeted Out 
*19e YourssU," the new Jack Me- 
Oowaa ahow in which Ernest Sdel- 
sten la Intereated, resiunea re- 
hearsals Wednesday. EXletetsa, who 
has been in a k>cal howital. Is sac- 
pected to leave today. 



Cyril Ksiohtly In "Sprina Cleaning 
Loa Angelea, June 8.- 
OyrO Kelghtly haa been chosen to 
play ths lead opposlts Pauline 
Fredericks In "Spring Cleeminc" at 
the Playhouse. 



SHOWS nr v. t. aid gohheht 

(Continued froan Page 14) 

week. Finished up to about 111.- 
000. May business among beat 
house ever had and show might 
have run through summer. 

"Two Strangara Prom Nowhere,* 
Bayea (9th week). Mystery plar 
to 18,000 and leas, but still con- 
tlnuea. Backera taking steady 
loas. 

"Voguee of 10M/ Shubert (11th 
week). Withdrawal ot other musi- 
cals through strike . may benefit 
this ona Business fairly good, 
but never big. Laat week |12,00* 
or less. ' 

"White Cargo." 68d St (81st week). 
Management claiming summer 
continuance. Lcuit week figured 
around 18,000; excellent here. Cut 
ratea havs aided considerably 
with ahow steady draw. 



Ida Mack Joins "Melody Man" 
Ida Mack (Regal and Mack) haa 
joined the Lew Fielda' ahow, 'Tha 
Melody Man," at tha 49th Street. 




THURSTON HALL FAR AWAY 

Thia group picture shows Thurston Hall and his company of 
players upon their arrival at Cape Town, South Africa, on their worldli 
tour. 

The Hall players opened In Johannesburg, April tS, ths Initial 
attraction being "The Broken Wing," followed by "So This Is London," 
"Bluebeard's Eighth Wife" and others of the regular repertoire list Ia 
the picture. Hall Is sitting In the center with his hands folded. To tM 
right is his leading lady, Gladys Webster, daughter of George P. WSbl*en 
a former partner of William A. Brady. The man with the mouatachs aM.': 
the upper left is Ward McAllister, an American actor. 



le 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



W«aBNa«7, June 4, 1M( 



STOCKS 



WE OUT AS LEAD 
AND DiCREA^ GROSS 

Al Luttringer Against Condi- 
tions with StoGic— $T,800 
to $3,500 witii Change 



BAtUchem. Pm^ Jun« }. 

Al Luttrlncer, op«r»tlnc the stock 
•t th« Kurta haa bean having quite 
a tUna of It In maklnf a choice b«- 
twaaa domaatlo faUdty and larce 
boK offlca atatementa. After two 
loalnc waeka he choaa the Utter 
which if anything haa not enhanced 
hla battlnc ayaraca with hla actreaa- 
wlfe, known profeaalonally aa Ann 
Slncleton, who, although a compe- 
tent actresa, did not aeem to strike 
a popular chord with local audl- 
aneea. 

Perhapa It was the Marriage thing 
that took her out of the Idol class 
with the town sheiks. 

The stock had been hovering 
around ll.SOO weeka until Al 
changed bis leads last week placing 
Betty Browns In and letting Ann 
oat Bosinaaa Jumped to tS.SOO last 
week so Betty aara. 

Increased bnslnesa did not Inter- 
eat Ann. She left for New York 
Saturday. leaving Al to worry along 
wlthont her. 



ALL NEW IN DENVER 

But One Exception in Eliteh'a Gar- 
dona Company 



DeoTar, Jane S. 

Tlie EUtch'a Oardena stock, open- 
ing June If, will bava all faces new 
to Senvar stock playa with the «x- 
ceptlon of Charlaa Waldron. Rollo 
Uoyd wUl diract. 

Tha leada are Juna Walker and 
Norval KeedweL Others angagod: 
Dlanth Paterson, ICabal • Colcord. 
Dudley Hawlay, Oeorga Fairen, 
Helena Baxter Butler and C. Henry 
Gordon.' 



TOUKO B08SKAH MA£BI£S 

Charles A. Rosakam, son of 
Charles H. Rosskan. owner and 
manager of the Chicago Stock 
Company, and Madeline Diamond of 
Wlldwood, N. J., non-professional, 
were married In Wlldwood May 29. 

Toung RoBskam waa advance man 
for his father'a con^MUiy, but Is now 
editor of tbo WUdwood ■a«ader.'* 



and using the former Montgomery 
and Stone vehicles was to be at the 
big playhouse for a summer run. 
House Manager Tyrell said It was 
a Colonel Hlnton who phoned the 
good news from Havre de Oraoe. 
Owing to Colonel Qeo. V. EUnton's 
former aasoclaUon with DUlIngham, 
It was assumed that he was the 
Colonel In question. Colonel Geo. 
F. denies It. 



Fresent&th>n of "When Knlgbts 
Were Bold" <U the Copley. Boston. 
Saturday, brought the sea«on of 
Henry Jewett's Repertory Company 
to a close. Opening Labor Day, the 
company will go to the Arlington, 
where it will remain until the open- 
int( of Mr. Jewett's new theatre, to 
be built on Huntington avenue^ op- 
posite Symphony ball. 

A gold-plated toilet set, vaJued at 
$600, was stolen from Miss Irene 
Homer, leading woman of the Cen- 
tury Flayers, who concluded their 
season at the Auditorium, Lynn, 
Mass., Saturday, while she was re- 
moving her belongings from tha 
theatre aboot midnight 



Stuart Walker's new repertoira 
company began its run at tha Vl«- 
tary, Dayton, Monday with "The 
Boomerang'' as the opening show. 
The cast Included BaUott Nugent, 
Tom Powers. Kugene Powers. Mar- 
galo GUlmore^ Teresa Dale, Coatea 
Owynne and Zeflla Tilbury. William 
Fielda, publicity man of the Cin- 
cinnati comi>any, will manage the 
new troupe. 



Paul Hlllnuin, manager of the 
Shubert, Cincinnati, will aacceed 
Robert McBrlde aa manager of the 
Stuart Walker local atock. McBrlde 
resigned because of Ubieas. 

The Shubert will be dark all 
sommer except for the week of 
June->, when the Bavarian Paasion 
Players will present "The Ufa of 
Chrlet" 



WITH THE AGENTS 



F. Holamaa mmi Bemaid 
■obal, who h*Ta poolod their press 
agentlng resources, are now han- 
dling the publicity for "Plain Jans." 

WIU Page oovsrod tha New York 
Opening of "^eep Kool." turning 
the work over to Campbell Casad 
after two w«eks' spaelal on the 
Morosco theatre show. 

Tom Bodkin la slated to manage 
the new "Margery Daw* company 
during its New York engagement 

Frank T. Ounn. called by the 
United Artists sa on* of the spe- 
cial exploitation men tar aaveral 
weeks of "Dorothy Vernon," mak- 
ing several Ohio stands. Is back In 
town. WUUam RUey and John 
Qlennon also did some special work 
for the same plctor* in other sec- 
tions. 

Sam Maoriea appeared on Broad- 
way minus his upper lip adornment 

George H. Degnon Is In tha Ohio 
section to do special publicity for 
"Abie's IrUh Rose." 

William SVanklln RUey. ahead of 
"Bringing Up Father," U back on 
Broadway. 

Johnny Curraa, ahead of the Wil- 
liam Courtenay show and which 
has closed Its season, was on 
Broadway the first of tha week. 

George Hi Roberts Is conva- 
lescing In the hospital at Lazlngton 
avenue and >Tth street from his 
stomach operation. O. H. refused 
to taka any anesthetics and his 
nerrs caused the attending sur- 
geona to remark that he was the 
gamost man tbey ever saw. 

Caldwell B. Caldwell has been 
engaged to handle tha "Margery 
Daw" show, Rnfoi LeMairo produc. 
Ing. 

Georg* Henshan ha a b een as- 
signed to pabllclty toe "White Car- 
go." Henshall is slated to again 
handle "Vanities" when tha new 
abow goes Into rehearsal. 



THEATRE AUXT low 

Michael Kelly, M. WM santsaeed 
by Magistrate Goodman, la W«M 
Side Court to serve 10 days te tha 
workhouse following his oonvletloii 
on a charge of disorderly oonduct 
made by Charles Bates, of Brooklyn. 

Bates attended the ahow aft the 
BIJou. accompanied by hla wife. 
Daring the first act a Hot Of aolsas 
in the IMtle court separating tha 
Bijou and Morosco theatres dis- 
turbed the patrons -f tb» BUoa. 
Bates among them. After ttt* aet 
Bates stepped oat to find KoUy 
nsing load and vile Isngaaga Bates 
suggested the noise stop, when, he 
claims, he was punched by Kelly 
and kicked. 

Patrolman McQueeney arrested 
Kelly and also hel * Bates. The lat- 
ter waa disoharged. 



"CADDIE GIRU' AGAIN 



Amateur Show Takes SalwyRi Bos- 
ton, During Elks Wook 



Boston. Jons t. 
The Fllene show. "The Caddie 
OlrU" an amateur performance, with 
the company selected from the 
Fllene store, is to have a week'a 
time at the Selwyn. starting July 7. 
The show has taken the house on 
a rental basis. It waa an open 
week for the house despite the Blks 
convention is being held here that 
week. 

The show played a week at the 
Colonial Just before the house took 
the Fairbanks picture and cleaned 
up, setting up a box ofllca record 
for an amateur jterf ormance In this 
city. 



NEW "SUBWAY" HOUSE 



DISPUTE OVER CATLETT 



Comedian Named 'for Tollies" 
Claimed by Qeodman 



The Albee stock. Providence, will 
open June It. The company haa 
Adelyn Buahnell, lecullng woman; 
Robert Brlster and Berton Churchill, 
male leads; Betty tAwrence, Flor- 
ence Roberta, William Butler, 
George Fogle, Day Manson. Irene 
Shirley, Charles L Schofleld. 



The QUIord Players, Galesburg, 
111., ending a 21-week season at the 
Plaza Theatre last week, want to 
come back next season and the de- 
sire is apt to launch a movement 
which will give this community a 
new theatre. Cltisens are consider- 
ing the purchase of the Weinberg 
and Hoopes Interests In the Plasa 
theatre, or Joining with August 
Rlnella, Galesburg architect. In de- 
signing a new amusement center. 

The record attendance for the 
QUford season has given the move- 
ment a sound basis and It Is likely 
that local business men will capi- 
talise the popularity of the stock 
company. Galesburg has been get- 
ting many of the current road 
shewa 

John B. Ma^ director and part 
owner of the Century Players at 
the Auditorium, Lynn, Mass., be- 
came sole owner when he bought 
out the interests of Guy Caldwell 
and Albert Fowler, Jr. Caldwell and 
Charles Blckford were the owners 
of the company last season. 

The Auditorium closed laat week 
with the presentation of "Friendly 
Bnemles." after S* weeka It was 
announced that B^lward Lattimer. 
David Baker and Margaret MacAr- 
thar (in private life Mrs. John B. 
Mack) win return nekt falL House 
Manager George B. Clark also will 
return next season, his third. 



The personnel of the Harder- 
Hall Players who opened a summer 
season at the Palace, Port 
Richmond, 8. T., N. Y., includes: 
Robert Bentley and Francea Wood- 
bury, leads; Jay Holly. Richard Po- 
lette, Franklin Munneil. Dorothy 
Dunn, EMna Berne, Kdith Spencer, 
Helen Olcott Phyllis Connard and 
Edwin Vlckary, also director. 



The Carroll stock. City theatre, 
Rosevllle, N. J., closed Saturday. The 
house may play vaudeville and pic- 
tures for the summer months, al- 
though this policy has not been de- 
finitely set 



A dispute over the services of 
Walter Catlett has arisen, Philip 
GoodBian claiming the comedian for 
a musical comedy to be done in 
Augnst The attraction was an- 
nounced with Catlett named as one 
of the featured players besides 
Vlvienne Tobln and Oscar Shaw. 

That wsa after Max Bart, agent 
for Catlett had telegraphed the 
oomlo that he bad signed with 
Goodman at fl.BOO weekly for two 
yeara Catlett was than touring in 
"Sally." He Is now In the east of 
the new Tollies." 

The matter may reach the courts 
prior to the <4>«ning o< Hm bsw 
Ziegfeld rewa 



F. James Carroll has switched 
James Coots, leading man. and 
Mjrra Marsh, second woman, from 
hla company at St Johns to that 
at Bangor, Ma 



Guy Harrington Is In New York 
aasembllng a stock for the Stone 
opera house, Binghamton, N. Y., to 
get under way June K with "Lom- 
bardl, Ltd." Charles Guthrie will 
direct 



The mystery deepens about the 

romored summer musical stock for 

the Academy, Baltimore. The local 

"American" several weeks ago said 

— an outfit headed by Dixon Harland 



Summer Subscription 

for VARIETY 
3 months^ $1.75 

Ifail name and address to 
TABIETT, 154 West 46tli Street, 
Vew Tork City. 



Gladys Harlbart who roeently 
closed with the Toledo stock, as- 
sumed the feminine lead with the 
Baldwin stock. Atlanta, last week. • 



Chane King Is organising a sum- 
mer stock for the Mission, Long 
Beach, Cal., to get under way the 
latter part of Juna 

Ataneda Fowler opens with the 
Duffey stock. Montreal. 



KAB6EBT WILLIAMB' FLAT 

"Through the Years,'* a new play 
by Margery Williams, stock actress, 
recently given a stock try-out with 
its author in the leading role, is to 
be reproduced as a legit attraction 
next season as a starring vehicle for 
Miss WUliams. 

A new producing firm will spon- 
sor It - 



Theatre Will Have Site on Qrand 
Concourse in the Bronx 



A new subway circuit theatra la 
assured for next season, and a site 
on the Grand Concourse, the Bronx, 
has been bought Arrangements 
were made last week with the Shu- 
berts to handle the booklnga 

The new outlying house win be 
built by Al Pincua M. U Goldatone 
and Sam Stone, who are the build- 
ers of the Imperial. 

Goldatone Is a Jeweler, while Stone 
is named as the principal backer of 
tha new theatre now being built 
On 46th street opposite the N. V. A. 



•TOUnCS" CAST 
"So This la FOlKlcs," a new 
three-act comedy by Barry Connora 
Is in rehearsal at the Henry Mlllor, 
prep«u«tor7 to opening "ookl" at 
that theatre June 13. Carl Reed, 
formerly of the Independent produc- 
ing firm of Reed and Shorwgnon, Is 
presenting the plece^ 

In the eaat are Glenn Anders, 
J. C. Nugent Marjorte Gateson, 
Dwlgtit Fry* and Florenco Baila 
Henry MlUar Is dhreetlng. 



"Kiki- Has aossd. 
Lenore Ulrlc In "Klkl" closed ^- 
urday after a return week in 
Newark. The Belaaco comedy had 
gene more than 100 wedcs^ eoneeca- 
Uvaly. 



Ben Jarvis and Lortng 
Smith, with the Players, recently 
tried out a vaudeville sketch. 



John G. Fee, recently In stock in 
Dallaa, has Joined the Fulton 
Players at Oakland, CaL. supporting 
Norman Field. 



Bdward Powsr has replaced 
Stuart Beebe as character man with 
Lyric Players, Atlanta. 



Bdwln B. Vlckery Is dIrecUng the 
Harder-Hall stock at the Palace, 
Port Richmond, S. L 



May Bell Marks Is organizing a 
stock to open June 18 at Christie 
Lake, Ont 



Cliff A. Schautele is lessee and N. 
A. B. Whitford is resident manager 
of the Semple Stock Company at 
Hamilton, Ont 



The Abbott Stock closed at the 
Strand. Everett Masa. last week 
with "Their FUst Baby." 



The Artington (formerly Castle 
Square), stock. Boston, closed Sat- 
urday with "Bringing Up Father." 



COLLEGE HOKOBS THOMAS 

St Louis, Jon* •. 

Augustas Thomas will add an- 
other degree to his string tomorrow 
when LLJ>. will be oonfecrad on 
him by the UidversKy of MiasoorL 

He waa similarly honorad by Co- 
lumbia University two years aco. 



POSTPONES T&IP 

Sam Kingston, managing director 
for Florens Ziegfeld. who piaanod to 
sail for Barope on the Leviathan 
June 14, has been obliged to caned 
his visit to England untM a latar 
saiMng of the Leviathan, aa hla 
presence Is required for the opening 
Of the new "Folllea" 



AUTBQR AT SING SING 
WRflESTWO 

Hassard Short Has Thetn-^ 

Found Ideas In Prisoners' 

Show 




Up In Sing Sing la a man dolaa 
time who la qolto prolific in writlna 
dramatic thing* and revue idea% 
Under the pen name of J. Solomon 
King he has two playlets, "Tb« 
Rain" and "The New Organist,'* 
which hava fooad their way lnt# 
the hands ot Hassard Short wha 
will see that they will be used Ik 
a revua ha Is planning for nex| 



When the Sing Blng thespians pn^ 
on a eompleta jwrformance of tlw 
recent Music Box Revue, with th» 
actora ad their roles Impersonated 
by convicts. Short found the two 
acts thwa not in the original New 
York show. Short sought out J, 
Solomon King, their author. 



MISTINGUETT SCENE 

Carleton in Court Against Shubert* 
and Star 



1 



Argument on the injunction to 
restrain SfJ. and Lee Shubert and 
"Marie" Mlstlnguett (first nan* 
unknown and fictitious) from &>■ 
fringing on ttie "Bn Douce" seen* 
will be heard In the Federal Court 
next week. Carle Carlton is tha 
plaintiff, alleging he purchased thlg 
scene from M. Albert Wlllemet% 
the author, along with another play 
by the samo pl.ywrlght titled, 
"Taguada Tsoln Tsoln" for lO.OM 
francs while he (Carlton) was la 
Paris In March. ItZS. 

The same scene Is alleged to btf 
In the Mlstlnguett show, "Innoccol' 
Byes" now at the Winter GardM^ 
New York. 

The Shuberts aDege that Misti»4 
guett controls the rlghu to this' 
scene in which she has appeared la 
Paris. 

Carlton in a ItAter advises thai 
Ziegfeld offered him $160 a week 
royalty for its use and Invitee aa 
offer from the Shuberts who ra» 
fused and referred the matter t* 
their attorneya 



DOOLEY IN CONTEMPT 



Did Net Pay Wife $2,100 Withla 
Prescribed Time Limit 

The 10 days In which John Doot 
(Johnny Dooley), comedian eC 
"Keep Kool." had to make good tha 
accrued alimony of $2,100 doe 
Yvette Rugal have expired. 

Goldle 4k Oomm. counsel faH 
Miss Rugel (Mrs. Dool) are await* 
Ing word from their client aa ta 
whaty action to take. Dooley BOlf 
being open to commitment for coa> 
tempt of court 

This alimony dates from a seP* 
aration decree of last year. Ra* 
cently aha waa also awarded an la* 
terlocutory decree of divorce In tha 
Brooklyn (N. Y.) Supreme Couii 
with $B0 to be paid weekly for thf 
support of the two children, ska. 
waiving alimony. 



JEAHNE EAOELS DEPAETB 

Jeanne Eiagels, star of "Rain," 
sails today on the Berengaria. 

"Rain" closed last Saturday at the 
Maxlne EUUott. New York, one of 
the plays ordered closed by Bqulty 
actors. 



Majestic Players. Homell, N. Y.. 
are giving two bills weekly. 



The Balnbrldge stock at the 
Shubert Minneapolis, closes Sat- 
urday. 



Princess stock, Des Moines, closed 
Saturday after S5 weeka 



The Alhambra stock, Brooklyn, 
will close June IS. The house will 
remain dark for the summer. 



"The Gingham Oirr last week 
closed the Empire Players at Salem, 



The Town and Country Players 
has been Incorporated to function 
both In New York and In the sub- 
urban sectloiia 



"Dr AHD OUT" AQAIH 

"In and Out," the farce by Thomas 
Fallon and Charles Stewart clos- 
ing tor repairs In Baltimore two 
weeks ago. Is being revised. 

Murray Phillips will sgaln figure 
as producer. 



MILTON'S "EXILES" 

The producing firm recently or- 
ganised to handle plays put on by 
Robert MlHon will begin about 
Aug. 1 with "The Exiles," by Arthur 
Richman. 

The opening will take place In 
Washington. 



STARRINB BLACKMER 

Charles Wagner Has Roman 
"Bandanna" 



Sydney Blackmer Is to be starral 
by Charles Wagner In a new ro* 
mantle comedy, "The Blue Baa* 
danna." 

It goes into rehearsal in tw« 
weeks. 

The piece will come to the Van* 
derbllt. New York, early In July. 



MAT GABEUTHEBS A SISTEB 
May Carruthers, who retired firom 
the vaudeville stage several years 
ago to enter a nunnery, waa'pro* 
fessed a full-fiedged sister in th* 
Order of St Joseph at St Joseph's 
Convent Brentwood, L. L. Ia*t 
week. 

Miss Carruthers waa among M 
novlates admitted to the order. 
Since entering the convent the for- 
mer actress embraced a teacher's 
course and will be assigned to on* 
of the Long Island orphanagea 



SHOWS CLOSING 

Saturday the Howard brothert 
("Passing Show") closed at Madi- 
son. Wis.; "Whispering Wire^ 
closed at St. Paul, and the Al Jolson 
show, ••Bombo," closed at Sacra- 
mento, CaL 



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DRAMA LEAGUE ENLIVENED 
BY HOT lAIX FROM MSS ELUS 



(CriticUm of LittI* Theatre PUyen by Playwright 
Endorsed by Gilmore Brown — Omvention at 
Pasadena Starts Something 



XjM AnffelM, Jun« 1. 

Th« final seMlon of th* Drama 
iMigu* convention at Pasadena 
brought forth an endorsement by 
Ollmore Brown, director of the 
Community theatre at Pasadena, of 
the criticism heaped upon Uttle 
Theatre players earlier In the con- 
vention hy Edith Kills, the play- 
wright. 

Mr. Brown added the Little Thea- 
tre movement must proceed along 
constructive lines to develop ma- 
terial for the stage, that need not 
be especially aimed for Broadway. 



OPERATIC DEBUTS 



t The "Times Square Dally" of May 
» carried the following story on 
the Drama League convention at 
Pasadena : 

Los Angeles, May 28. 
The Drama League convention 
at Pasadena could hardly be- 
lieve Its ears as Edith Ellis roast- 
ed and toasted them whUe speak- 
ing on the disadvantages of the. 
Little Theatre movement. 
Miss Ellis, a playwright, said: 
"American professional actors 
and actresses are broken-hearted. 
"Toil are destroying them. 
"Furthermore, we have almost 
lost the art of acting. Instead of 
having fewer and better actors, 
we are having many and worse. 
"Anybody is an actor nowadays 
who gets up and speaks his 
lines." 

Miss Ellis stated she had come 

' to the conference as one who "had 

:' seen the Temple fall," as the Llt- 

^' tie Theatre destroyed all of the 

tradition of the sUge. 

The Little Theatre, said Miss 
XlUs, is turning out actors, or 
' those calling themselves actors, 
who are flooding Broadway and 
lOrlvlng the professional actor out 
•f the profession. 

"The theatre," said Miss Ellis, 
"Is supposed to be an expression 
of the soul, but many of the ac- 
tors of today have not only a nasal 
twang, but impedlmenU of 

The danger of the Little Thea- 
tre, added the speaker, is lack of 
discipline, as there aro not the 
galleries of the old days, whose 

• habitues would not permit them- 
selves to be tored by actors of in- 

■'> articulate speech. 

Miss Ellis said the musical 
comedy thought so marvellously 
t>eautiful is empty. 

"The Little Theatre Is going to 
have one awful mess of shattered 

. lives at its doors If it does not 
stop right now and teach young 
people to properly understand the 

'" amateur theatrical movement," 
•aid Miss EUU In conclusion, as 
■he swept out of the hall, leaving 

~ all of the delegates gasping. 

Several of the delegates arose 
to defend the Little Theatre, say- 
ing its teachings were for the 
masses and not the classes, and 
that its service is one of lovo and 
Ideallcm. 



Pasadena, June t. 

After Edith EUU had thrown a 
,]olt Into the d^egates at the oon- 
yentiott of the Drama League of 
America at their opening session 
jthlngs quieted down considerably 
and not another thrill was given 
^during the balance of the meeting. 

Theodore B. Hlnkley told the 
meeting that the spoken drama will 
triumph over motion pictures be- 
cause radio has restored«the spoken 
word to its own. He also stated 
that sex plays are less Immoral than 
those which give a wrong Impres- 
sion of life and that the American 
drama Is now at the very top of 
Its form. He also stated that the 
Little Theatre movement was build- 
ing up a multitude of playwrights. 

Norman Uell-Ceddes spoke on the 

history of Max lieliihardt and re- 

'-■quested that support be given to 

the Community Playhouse located 

here. 

On the second day Conrad Nagel 
tried to talce Issue with Miss Ellis 
that Little Theatres turned out 
large numbers of poor actresses by 
saying "The only price an actress 
pays for getting to the top is hard 
work." Lorado Taft declared that 
a failure to appreclat* art, the only 



Fiftoon-yMir-old Soprano in Boston 

Boston, Juno t. 

A 16-]fear-old girl, Lucretla Ood- 
dard Bush, of Boaton, aaid to bo tho 
youngest soprano to sing a grand 
opera leading role on a Boston 
stage, appeared as Marguerite In 
"Faust" at the Arlington last night 

A two nights' grand opera festi- 
val will be given by pui>ll«, past 
and present, of the Vlnello-Johnaon 
school of opera, of this city. To- 
night, "Pagllacci." 

Mardls A. Brown, of Wincbendon, 
made his debut as an opera singer 
In "Faust," singing Valentine, and 
Tonio in "Pagllacci." He is a grad- 
uate of WUbraham academy and 
Dartmouth college and served over- 
seas In the American army during 
the world war. 

"Cavalleria Rustlcana" also was 
presented last evening. Tho cast 
Included Lillian Smith aa lK>la, 
Florence Dolan as Lucia, Anna Fin- 
kelsteln aa Santussa, Vlncenzo Spol- 
xino aa Turridu and Oscar Granger 
as Alflo. The trio of maidens will 
be the Misses Olive Harris, Mar- 
Jorle Parsons and Vera Orlffltta. 



PLAY FOR DELEQATES 

Drama Lmioim Crowd In Barkolay 
QrMk Thaatr* 

flan Wnuctmoot Juna 9. 

Z>el«cataa to tba Orama lisacii* oC 
America oonvontlon la Puadooa at- 
tondod a 9«(fonnano* of ERiako- 
•paro'a '^TwoUtli Nlgtrt" atacad In 
tba Baricolar Orook tboatra In the 
colloga oity laat weak and wltnoasod 
a hlglily credltatria pertocmanoa. 

TlM woaither waa Idaal for tlie 
outdoor prodnotion. tho warmth of 
tha avening maltlnig naoetMary but 
vary Ufbt wraps. 

Througli an artful araaBgomant of 
lights tha fuU tazt oC tba play was 
abla to ba glvan without any delay 
due to changing of aoenea. 

Tho Ugbtinc waa partloularly fine 
and tho simpla yet beautiful act- 
tings utilised In good tasta. 

Tho direction of Irrlng Ftchel 
waa particularly commendable. He 
caught the spirit of license and riot 
in the scenes between Sir Toby, 
Sir Andrew, Maria and Festa and 
contrasted this wild frollo witli the 
episode of Olivia's trultloas lova for 
the discrulsed Viola. In addltton to 
carrying thi burden of dtrooting the 
play Piohel played Malvollo. 

Commendable portrayals were 
presented by Lloyd Corrigan, K. C. 
Ratfetto and Dorothea Wilson. 



BelaMO Dubs Bndy 

David Balaaoo pulled a claaale 
lino durlnx tba Produoing Man- 
agers' Aaaoolatlon meeting last 
week, oallad to oonslder charges 
against the Shubert faction. W. 
A. Brady shooed the seoadlng 
managers out of tho mooting, 
saying somothing about "staam 
roller" and tba like. 

Thora was sUanoa on the part 
of tho remaining membors for a 
moment, Then Belasoo said: 

"Brady started as a mob 
leader, and bo's still ona" 

Brady and Bolasoo startad In 
show buslnass on the coast, both 
acting for a tlma 



41-ACTERSINLA. 

Writer* on Coast Qiva Plays in 
Clubhaus* 



CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE 

Guild's Dopartmsnt Koops Tab on 
Staga Personnel 



"The Lamp" Stopped in Canada 
Florence Manclairo In "Tho Lamp" 
closed in Canada Saturday. 



John Wray Sueooads Mack 
John Wray suocoedod William B. 
Mack in "Cobra" at tho Hudson 
Monday night. 



Elisabeth Darling in "2 Stranaors" 
Elisabeth Darling has succeeded 
Edith Allenby in "Two Strangers 
from Nowhere" at tho Bayaa Roof. 



The DramaUsti' Guild, ot tho 
Authors' League, has opened a con- 
fldential senrioc, reporting on credit, 
character, ate., of producers of 
plays, aots and AIdm. 

Authors are asked to submit Caots 
to the guild for the use of members 
seeking Information direct, and 
without undue notoriety. 

All matters of this kind will ba 
treated confldonttally. 



Woman Defeated at Polla 

Washington, Juno t. 
Isetta Jewel-Brown, widow ot for 
mer Congressman William O. Brown, 
was defeated in the Senatorial pri- 
maries ot West Virginia, reports 
here Indicate. 

Mrs. Brown failed for tho same 
offloe In a pravlotis primary aloe- 
I tlon. 



X<oa Angoles, Jim* I. 

Four one-aot playd wero pra^ 
seated by tha Writers at their club- 
house on Decoration Day. "Ball 
and Chain," by Oada Oowaa, waa 
acted by Edith Lyla. Doria Lloyd. 
Hope Drown, WUUam J. Kailey. 
Joseph Bell and Josopb Oox Porcy 
Heath's comedy, "'Twaa Xvar 
Thus," waa preaootad by Iiouto* 
Drs e ser, Helena SulllTan, Paulina 
Troxel and Arthur Hoyt "Tha 
Hero of Santa Maria," a comedy by 
Bon Hecht and Kenneth Sawyer 
Goodman, was aetod by Ann Lock- 
hardt, Darid Butlar. John Stopping, 
Karl Stockdala, William Burress 
and Clarence OeMart. Frad J. But- 
lar diraotod and staged all of thesa 
offerings. 

The fourth was "On tha Neva," a 
ono-act melodrama adaptsd by 
Benjamin Olasar from tho Hun> 
gar Ian of Melchohr Longyel. In th* 
cast were HadoK Hopper, Kata 
Lester, Dorothy Davoro, Dale Fuller, 
Charles Morodlth. Otto Hoffman, 
Bertram Oraasby, Rosco* Kama, 
Mario Carrlllo and Joan Hersholt. 



AHOTHXR LOS AV0XLS8 HOUBB 
Loa Ao«*I*s, June I. 

Joseph Toplltsky announoas a 
theatre devoAod to tlia apokeo drama 
for the Carthoy C*nt*r district at 
Foster and Carrlllo aveausa. 

The housa is to b* known aa tha 
Carthey Cantsr Playbousa, *ad will 
be built atong Uia aama doslgas as 
the Blltmor*. 

It is to faavo too saats, all on on* 
floor. 

When eomplstsd tha theatr* will 
b* turned ovsr to Toplltsky and 
A. I<. Brlanger. wlio also ooatrol tb* 
Mason and Blltmor* h«ra. 



LflTLE THEATRE NOTES 



The Southwest Community thea- 
tre, under the direction of Caroline 
S. Abrahams, presented two one- 
act plays last week at the Manual 
Arts High School, Lios Angeles. The 
offerings wefo "A Pagoda Slave" 
and "Ruby Red," an Oriental satire. 



Cast for "Twelfth Night," dosing 
performance of th* Little Theatre 
Society of Indiana, to ba given June 
3-4, on the lawn of Mr. and Mrs. 
Hartley Sherwood in Indianapolis, 
includes: Robert Brewer, J.' Parker 
Wheatley, Carl Wolfschlag, May- 
nard Wilson, Arthur Berlault, Ray- 
mond Greeg, Roilo Tallcott. Eleanor 
Day, Edward Oaimier, Brloa Mc- 
Quillan, Fred Schuls, Murray Wlck- 
ard and Sarah Lauter. George 
Somnes is director. 



clt on the season, the Kansas City 
(Mo.) Theatre has elected its of- 
ficers for the next year and will 
try It again. The offlcors are: Wil- 
liam Pitt, president; Arthur L. Wil- 
liams, first vice -president; M. H. 
Hudson, second vice-president; Gil- 
bert Faeth, third vlce-prealdent; R. 
P. SwoCford, treasurer. 



The Collegiate Players, a group 
of Bates College men and women 
at Lewlston, Me., have formed a 
stock company and will go *'on the 
road." . The organization was per- 
fected by Walter Vinoent Gavigan, 
senior, who will b* character mani 
The plays to ba presented have not 
yet been decided upon. 



ment ot tho production ot "Potar 
Ibbotson," scheduled to b* made at 
the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, 
July 1-1 untU Nov. 10-lS. 



"The Follies of Passadena," for 11 
performances at the Community 
Playhouse, Pasadena, Cal., begin- 
ning Jun* t. .^^Ifred Brand has 
written the book and lyrlos with 
Raymond Mlxsell providing tb* 
musical seor*. Gllmor Brown wlU 
do the produoing. In tho cast ara 
Mrs. A; H. Palmer, Samuel S. Hinds, 
George Rels, Belle Mitchell, Grace 
Fredericks. Ralph Hillla and Rob- 
ert Orlffln and a chorus of tO. 



Two of Sada Cowan's one -act 
plays were presented this week by 
two different organizations In Los 
Angeles. The Potboilers staged 
"Slntram ot Skagerrak," while the 
Writers' Club, Hollywood, put on 
"The Ball and Chain." 



Tambourine and Bones, the musloal 
comedy society at Syracus* Univer- 
sity, this week announced a play 
contest, open to Syracuse Univer- 
sity graduates. The society will' 
pay $100 in hard cash for an opus, 
to be used as the organization's 
vehlcl* next year. The contest 
closes Oct. 16. 



Th* Haverhill, Mass., Teachers' 
Association presented "Only S8" In 
the school hall last week. 

The teachers were aided by pu- 
pils of the high school In the pres- 
entation. 



The three- act musical comedy, 
"Brushing Up on Art," was recently 
presented In Southbridge, Mass., 
under the auspices of the South- 
bridge Woman's Club. There were 
60 persons In the cast, coached hy 
Mabel Reed, supervisor of music in 
the Worcester, Mass., schools. 



The Players Guild of the Sacred 
Heart Church of Portland, Ma^ pre- 
sented the "Blaok Rob* Martyr of 
the Kennebec" with 60 players In 
tho cast 

"Once Upon a Time," written and 
directed by Roy W. Vroncb, of 
Orange, Mass., was rocantly pre- 
sented In the Gardner, Mass.. the- 
atre. Mr. French assumed a lead- 
ing role In a cast ot 16 and a chorus 
of «0. 



Extraordinary Interest Is being 
manifested by members ot amataur 
and professional musical organisa- 
tions of Providenc*, R. L. In the new 
Temple ot Music, to open In Roger 
Williams Park Sept tl. Rehear- 
sals for the Initial eonoeirt begin 
Juno t in the Commarcal High 
School and will continue until the 
opening, with six weeks off during 
the latter part of July and August 
Classical musio will ba featured. 



The Fortune Players, one ot the 
occasional Sunday producing socie- 
ties in London, after sleeping for 
a full year, produced two new 
plays May 26 at the Lyric, Ham- 
mersmith, "Cassandra In Troy," by 
John Mavrogordato, and "The Apri- 
cot Tree." by Clifford Bax. 

Rev. Jamas Cloran, for many 
years a director of Little Theatre 



made tor s*v*ral mor* to b* stagoS ?' 
before tho mlddl* of Jan*. 

For their Initial prodaotloa it 
Phllharmonio Auditorium, July 1-t. 
tho Hollywood Art Thoatr* will 
present a dramatisation ot Da 
Maurl«r's novel. "P»t*r IblMtSon." ..-, 
Procoods from th* portonaaaosa ;.' 
ar* to b* used to proour* a sits bad 'i^ 
build a l,00O-B*at thoatr* la Holly- -^f; 
wood. 

"Turn to th* Right" was pre- 
sented under th* auspleas ot tha .;; 
Knights ot Columbus at Saorod r! 
Heart Hall In Highland. K. T., r*> ^^ 
cently, as tho "Cassys*" aaausl <, 
play. The following east toc^ part: ' 7 
John Flnnen, as :'uggs; Anthony V 
Rauner, as GlUy; Andrew Borger, ■. 
as Joe Bascom ; Josephine Bosch, as ' 
Ma Bascom; Iris Nelson, as B4tty. / 
Bascom; Louis* Rafferty as Jesala '.: 
Strong; Joseph Zlnt as Bam Mar* 4' 
tin; John Murphy as Deacon TIN ^ 
linger; Josephlna Orabw, as Blsla f 
Tiningar; William Blschoff, as li 



Lester Morgan, and Martin, as Tom : : 

. _. Callahan, the detective. James t. "■. 

organisations in different centers In O'Neill directed tho play; William '<; 
Canada, has been appointed In McOowan and James Davis acted ,^ 



charge of tha Redemptortst parish 
at St John. N. B. Father Cloran 
had boon director of St Peter's 
Little Theatre organization for five 
years, during which he produced 
two comlo operas, a biblical play, 
and 16 dramas. Incidentally ha or- 
ganised an orchestra at Ik, and 
acted as leader, directing the par- 
formers on the stage, and th* 
musicians from the pit of tho the- 
atre, all being staged In St Peter's 
theatre, one ot the newest Uttle 
theatres la Mtstera Canada. 



The drama, "Why She Left Him," 
was presented the week ot May 16, 
at the Opera House, St. John, N. B., 
by the T. W. C. A. Dramatlo Club. 



Not discouraged by a )5,42S defl- 



enduring thing, was the great de- 
fect in American civilization. 

Leo Carrlllo asserted that none of 
the New Tork producing managers 
were possessed of any ideals and 
said that producers of unclean plays 
should be put out of show businesn. 
He defended stage women by say- 
ing that most of the women de- 
srri)-<ed as actresses in the news • 
paper head lines had never stepped 
on the stage. He concluded by say- 
ing that Booth Tarklngton wrote 
him that he was through with the 
American stage and American man- 
.agort. 



"Sandro Botticelli," an original 
one-act pUy by Philip Plzsa, a 
senior of the University ot Southern 
California, was presented at the 
Touchstone theatre, on the Univer- 
sity Campus at Los Angeles, under 
the auspices of the University Ital- 
ian Club. The play was written in 
blank verse. It strives to present a 
picture of the Renaissance. Ells- 
worth Ross and Claire Kaufer 
played the leads. The sUgIng was 
the first step toward the formation 
of a theatre guild at the university. 



"Captain Kidd, Jr.," a three-act 
musical play, was presented at the 
Gamut Club, Los Angeles, by play- 
ers from the Abbott School of Dra- 
matic Art and "The JuV'^niles," an 
organization of child players. The 
play was written by Hazel M. Lln- 
doft. 



The Hollywood Art Theatre direc- 
tors hava. announced the postpone- 



as stage managers; Thomas Leahy ^ 
was stage oleotrlelan, and David |! 
Odell and Thomas Lea wore stag* ^ 
carpenters. 



■nr. M. C. A. Scandals of 1624," 
at tho Waldorf; Lrna. Mass.. last 
week, by young aian ot th* Lynn 
T. M. C. A., assisted by girls. Tha 
production waa stagsd «ad*r th* 
/lIr*otlon ot Hsrotd O. Butt, who 
also did several oceentrlo dances. 
Musical arrangements wsra by 
Saul O. Harris. Th*r* were two 
acts and SS seanos. Principals In- 
elndsd the Miss** Vsra and Gladys 
Burnett, Alloo O'Rourka, Dagnoy 
ESngren, and Adalald* Carroll and 
Claranc* H*b*rt and Patrick and 
Waltar Cuffe, soloists; Misses 
Marion Ston* and BfB* Prim* and 



Direction was by T. H. Bird, a pro 

feseional. who also played th* male ^^'^^ c.' BultTTan'^, 'aiuT Owan 

Rasparlan, George Brown, F. Jess* 
Clark and Robert Frary, comfdians. 
"Cake Eaters" and "H^umb Doras"- ■ 
comprised the chorus. 



lead. 

( 

Frances Marion Emerson, picture 
actress, whoso charges against 
Jack Kearns, manager for Jack 
Dempsey, recently were dismissed 
in Los Angeles, Is alleged to have 
figured In a sensational divorce suit 
here two years ago when Leon P. 
T-^nney obtained a divorce from her 
on the grounds of extreme cruelty. 
She was given the custody of her 
little son. Miss Emerson Is alleged 
to have been identified as Mrs. 
Tenney. 

In dismissing the action against 
Kearns th* Los Angeles district 
attorney's office issued a statement 
that they were positive, after In- 
vest Igntion, that Kearns did not at- 
tack the actress. 

No less than eight little theatre 
productions have been staged in St. 
John, N. B., duiing the ->ast thro* 
weeks. Mqf^"«j<atlon* are being 



The death of Count Ashburnham 
has removed one of th* most promi- 
nent little theatr* figures in east« 
ern Canada. The count resided for 
some years in Frederloton, N. B., 
where he married a telephone girL 
The count intended to endow a Uttia 
theatre for the use of such organU 
zatlons. He died suddenly, of pneu- 
monia, while making his final visit 
to his former English homa 



The newly organised Theatre Arta 
Club, San Francisoo, gav* lU first 
performance this we*k* at Sorosis 
Hall with the presentation of four 
one-act plays staged by Talma 
Zetta Wilbur, director of the club. 
The program Included "Tha Cheat 
of Pity," "Masks," "Findars-Ksap- 
ers" and "The Constant Lovats^- •-"'' 



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NEW PUYS PRESENTED 

OUTSIDE NEW YORK CTTY 



Baronet and Butterfly 

(LIFE OF WHISTLER) 

Worcester, Mass.. June I. 
Redlo ProduotloBa, Inc. present* "The 
Baranet and the Butterfly," by Pauline 
Bradford Mackle and Sarah Jefferia Curry, 
with O. P. Henle. Production deilgned 
and executed under Livingston Piatt. Play 
directed by Mr. Hecsle. 
Mxm. Browo, Whlatler'a housekeeper 

Alice Belmore dllTe 

Roae, model Sheila Hayes 

Jo Coatello, Whistler's model. .Betty Llnley 
Cap«. Coetello, her (athw. .Edward FleJdInc 
Walter Hardy, o{ Royal Navy..aavln Mulr 
Hush Knapp, Xoltower of Whistler 

Edward Fcrbea 
Lady Violet Hardy, Sir William's wife 

Krnlta Lascelles 

Sir WUllam Hardy, Bart Arnold Lucy 

Sanborn, Whistler's tailor. Oeorce Hollander 

.Whistler O. P. Heggle 

Rowley, bailiff Barry Whltcomb 

MIchH LeMarne, friend Luis Alberni 

Harry Stetson, critic Charles Warburton 



"The Baronet and the Butterfly" Is 
a romantic play built on the life of 
the artist, James McNeill Whistler. 
It is well cast and Mr. Heggle has 
done no better work In any of his 
long list o< successes, but It Is ex- 
tremely doubtful If the play will 
appeal to Broadway. 

It Is clever, there are bright lines, 
sparkling wit and unusually excel- 
lent characterizations, but the life 
of Whistler Is not aufllciently well 
known In this generation to create 
Interest. This with the knowledge 
that he has been dead but 20 years. 
Other than that, there Is a lack 
of action and It seems to drag ex- 
cept for the moments when Mr. 
Heggle Is on the stage. 

The climax comes apparently In 
the second a«t when Mr. Heggie 
rises to tbe heights In portraying 
the artistic arrogance, sharp tongue 
and bitter humor of the Ijowell, 
Mass., arUst which made him one 
of the most talked about men of 
I>ondon In his day. 

"The Baronet and the Butterfly" 
might well b« termed a musicleas 
"C!os8om Time," for there Is great 
similarity in themes. In "Blossom 
Time" the composer Schubert loves, 
fears to make It known to his In- 
spiraitlon and produces haunting 
melody in his sorrow. He triumphs 
in the end when knowledge comes 
that bis affection la reciprocated. 

In "The Baronet" the painter 
Whistler loves bla model Jo Cos- 
tello. He realizes that faer love Is 
for the dashing sallorman, WaHer 
Hardy, but that there is also a 
deep-roo>ted affection in her heart 
for himself, which would lead to 
any saoriflce, born through her as- 
sociation with him in times of 
triumph and lean days. 

The difference Is that in the end 
Jo promfces to marry Whistler, but, 
knowing'her love for the royal navy 
man and proving through clever 
word-play that his suspicion Is 
Justified, he gives her to her lover. 
In "Blossom Time" there Is 
haunting melody, song and action 
to keep interest. In the "Baronet" 
one has to depend on Mr. Heggle 
and then it is principally because 
one wonders what eccentricity the 
artist will contribute aext. 

The action takes place tn Whis- 
tler's studio In Chelsea, LenJon. He 
Is painting the picture of Sir Wil- 
liam's wife. Her infatuation for the 
artist is discernible. Then comes 
that second act when as the beauty 
poses (and beauty is no flgure of 
speech In describing Miss Lascelles) 
she suddenly moves in her apparent 
supplication for an embrace from 
Whistler. The artist storms and 
raves violently, declaring she has 
spoiled everything. There Is comedy 
in her husband's dislike of the ec- 
centric Whistler, there is pathos In 
the unexpressed love between the 
artist and Jo, and there Is tender 
romance in Walter Hardy's love 
scenes with the model. 

It would be unfair to characterize 
any of Mr. Heggie's support as ex- 
celling the other. All measure up 
to whatever they have to do, but 
■ Betty Llnley, Gavin Mulr, Edward 
Fielding and Arnold Lucy made an 
especially excellent Impression at 
the Worcester theatre the latter 
balf of last week. 



and their emotions are recognisable. 
?hey are skillfully drawn and amus- 
ing. E^ach has little conflrma*.ory 
touches that add appeal. The play 
in Its entirety seems an adequ&te 
transcript of actual dally life in a 
small town, the authors having 
taken common things and with a 
fine satirical sense and understand- 
ing of character, made them uncom- 
monly interesting and entertaining. 

Junior Jones has an opportunity 
to buy 260 pigs for $250, the marked 
down price being due to the fact 
that the farmer who owns them be- 
lieves they have cholera. Young 
Jones, an amateur veterlna'ry, who 
experiments off and on with neigh- 
bor's goats and an Indolent uncle, 
has an idea the pigs are not as bad 
as reported, and that, anyway, he 
can cure them. 

Much of the early action of the 
play Is given over to efforts to raise 
$2S0 with which to make the ex- 
periment. In thia young Jones 1& 
assisted by Mildred Gushing, his 
sweetheart, and everything up to 
youthful blackmail is resorted tn. 
Finally, Mother Jones, having faith 
In her boy, takes off har engage- 
ment ring and gives tt to him. 

Things have not oeen going well 
financially with the Jones family. 
Father Jones, a kindly man, but a 
lawyer without a punch, has met 
setbacks, and Is about to lose the 
family home. It is saved, however, 
when Junior Jones buya the pigs 
through money realized as a loan 
on the ring, cures them, and sells 
them for $2,500. Of course, the 
ring is redeemed as the home is 
saved. In addition, young Jones 
and his sweetheart marry. 

Nydia Westman Is a delight as 
Mildred Gushing. This young ac- 
tress, with an appealing perisonal- 
Ity, displays admirable enunciation 
and an uncommonly fi^esb co ncoy' 
sense. Wallace Ford Is happily cast 
as Junior Jones, playing the part 
with a naturalness and en exhibi- 
tion of Individual methods that 
pleases. Richard Carlyle gives a 
kindly impersonation of Father 
Jones, and Jane JSllison is a de- 
pendable and enjoyable Mrs. Jones. 

Maude Granger does exceptionally 
fine comedy work aa Grandma 
Jones. Philip Barrlson, Robert 
Keith, James Kearney and Rose- 
mary Hilton round out a most com- 
petent cast. 

John Golden attended the open- 
ing performance. "Pigs" was given 
four times here, following the open- 
ing night, to capacity audiences, be- 
ing taken to Atlantic City for the 
week of June 2-7. Present plans 
are to produce it in New York in 
the fall. 




RIGHT TO DREAM 

VUr te tkrea acts by Irvine Xaye Davia 

Kidooad kj 6. K. mat B. K. Knauer at Um 
Dck and Jndy May M. 
Mn. Anna Bermolla.. . .Ancusta Burmeatcr 

Sylvia Bmersiia-Dean Bertha Broad 

David Dean Ralph Shirley 

Typewriter Clerk Edward Colebrook 

Mrs. IXhal Kmerson Marlon Barney 

Dr. Bmll Meyer Sardoa Lawrence 

Edward R. Steele James Hughes 

Milkman Oeorge Jones 



New lyroducers are offering "Tlie 
RlgM to'Dream," but the selection 
-If a debut attraction hardly gives 
promise of ttiem developing any- 
thing worthy In a theatrical way. 

Davis, Who wrote the piece, la 
credited with press work that drew 
at'tentioo last season to Bertha 
Broad, said to be his wife. At the 
time there was much ado over the 
Shakespearean craze. Miss Broad 
appeared somewhere In Brooklyn as 
Juliet, It is said. 

"One Helluva Night," deliberately 
announced as the world's worst 
play, seems to be beyond that rat- 
ing before it opens, as "The Right 
to Dream" arrived first. 

The "Dream" piece haa to do with 
a young couple Who no more than 
exist In a squalid rooni for the rea- 
son that the wife will not permit 
her husband taking a Job with a 
popular lk>tlon magazine, as that 
would hurt his writing style. He 
finally is atung into going to work 
over the protest of the wife. 

Regular meais and a comfortable 
home that came as the result only 
brought unhapplness to the couple. 
In fact, the poor boy shot himself 
at his desk. Instead ot going home 
to a intle dinner party to which his 
momma-in-taw had invited his boss. 
Mayl>e the kid didn't like the boss 
or was suspicious of his Intentions. 

Miss Broad played her part well 
enough, but Ralph Shirley, the hus- 
band, aeemed to be In pain at all 
times. Augusta Burmester as a 
Gei-man landlady used a natural 
dialect. She was Intrusted with 
the comedy Mne of the show, a line 
permitted only through the author's 
peculiar sense of humor. 

"The RIgM to Dream" got atwut 
)1,200, mostly In cut-rates, a-t the 
Punch and Judy last week. It Is 
probably guaranteeing the house. 
Indications are it will close this 
week. 

There was some report about the 
backer tielng in on the picture 
rlgbta If the show lasted i>ast last 
Saturday. Otherwise it could have 
closed thea. 7 bee. 



PIGS 

John Oolden presents "Pigs," by Anne 
Morrinn and Patterson McNutt, staged by 
Frank Craven. At Lyceum theatre, Sl- 
mlra. May 2>. 

Richard Oarlyla John Jones, Sr. 

Wallace F^erd Johnny Jonea, Jr. 

Philip Barrlson Hector Spencer 

Maude Granger Orandma Bprncer 

Jan* Blllson Ellen Jones 

Robert Keith Spencer Jones 

NydIa Westman Mildred Cushing 

Roaemary Hilton Lenore Hastings 

Jame* Kearney...., Smith Hastings 



Elmira, N. T., June 1. 
"Pigs" may be set down as a 
— rousing success, and worthy a place 
among clean, wholesome plays. 

It reminds of Booth Tarklngton, 
and Is mostly a play of youth. It Is 
an unusual achievement In light 
comedy, done with consummate 
skill, and attaining a whimsical ef- 
fect that many will say has not 
been excelled on the American stage 
In a long time. There are serious 
spots, and the comedy Is stronger 
because of It. 



THE WER-WOLF 

Duchess of Capablanca.. Laura Hope Crews 

Camilla, her niece Marlon Coakley 

EHphas I,cone Lennox Pawie 

Florencio de Vlana Warburton Gamble 

Paok) Morelra Leslie Howard 

VIncente Beda Lugosl 

N Ina Gaby Fluery 

Caterlna Ruth Mitchell 

The Priest Sidney Faxton 

Stamford, Conn., May 28. 
Designated as a romantic farce, 
"The Wer-Wolf," by Dr. Rudolph 
Lather, opened here and made a 
rather unusually favorable Impres- 
sion, even to a super-lndlfferent 
audience such as only the sticks 
affords. 

The play Is aided considerably by 
the excellent playing of the cast. 

The story is unusual, based in a 
far-fetched manner upon the legend 
of the Wer-Wolf, half man and 
half beast, and upon the capabili- 
ties of the original Don Juan as a 
love-maker, added to which are 36 
hours spent In a Spanish castle. 

The Duchess of Capablanca is en- 
tertaining at the family castle In 
Spain. With her lives her niece, 
Camilla. Guests are Eliphas Leouc, 
president of the Barcelona Society 
for Psychical Research; Florencio 
de Vlana, state attorney and part- 
ner in a loveless contract to mar- 
riage with Camilla, and Paolo Mo- 
relra, professor at the girls' college 
at Barcelona. 

The Duchoss Is a lineal descendant 
of Don Juan, possessing the mask 
which that gentleman once wore 
upon hla amourous adventures. Eli- 
phas Leone has set about the task 
of calling forth the shade of Don 
Juan by means of a seance. 

That he has succeeded too well In 
doing this, or possibly in calling 
forth the Wer-Wolf, is evidenced 
through three peasant girls attacked 
the previous evening and seduced 
by some unknown thing or man 
wearing the mask of Don Juan. 

After collecting various evidence, 
Eliphas Leone decides that, since 
the young and shy Professor Mo- 
relra is at once a writer of love 
poetry and is also In love with 
Camilla, it is his astral body which 
has caused the panic among peasant 
girls. 

Upon learning this the professor 
proceeds to faint with fright. 

When the news of the professor's 
attractions as a )ove-maker gets 



NEW PLAYS PRODUCED 

IN LONDON AND PARIS 



HIAWATHA 

Irf>ndon, May 2S. 
Oo^erldge-Taylor'a aettlns of Longre>l«w's 
poem In operatic form. Performed by the 
Royal Choral Society, in aid of charity. M 
the Royal Albert ball. 



Noitblng can be quite satisfactory 
at the Royal Albert hall. It Is one 
of the world's worst buildings. If 
music is to be heard at all, it has 
to be created on a mammoth scale, 
and then arouses a deafening echo. 
As the auditorium Is circular, there 
can only be a clumsy makeshift for 
a stage. 

Consequently, "Hiawatha" has 
been perf o -med under great dlftl- 
cuMies. It was, so It is said, Cole- 
rii:ge-Taylor's dream to see hie 
work performed as an opera. But, 
as the parts for the soloists are 
negligible, this Is not easy to under- 
stand. 

The "star" of the present produc- 
tion is the Royal Choral Society it- 
self. Six hiMidred members, dressed 
and painted as red Indians, apart 
from a plentiful besprinkling of eye- 
glasses, practically fill an arena 
created In the body of the hall. 

They have a great deal to sing' — 
something In the nature of a feat 
of endurance — and it is not alto- 
gether surprising the words some- 
times become jumbled, especially as 
they have their backs to the con- 
ductor. 

The scenery consists of a great 
stretch of canvas covering the 
organ and one sectioi of the hall, 
besides trees, a waterfall and a wig- 
wam. The transformation from 
summer to winter was unintentiofl- 
aJly comic. 

Hiawatha has been represented 
by Horace Stevens and Harold Wil- 
liams alternately; Minnehaha by 
Ruth Vincent and Kathleen DIs- 
toumel; Nokomls by Elizabeth Mel- 
lor and Olive Jenkin, and Chiblabos 
(who sings "Onaway, Awake, Be- 
loved") by Webster Millar, WllHam 
Heseltine, Frank MuUlngs and £3d- 
ward Leer. 

The .ballet Included Lydia Kyasht 
and was conducted by H. Coleridge- 
Taylor. 



maid, Nina, and finally by the 
Duchess herself, Thait lady makes 
a date with him and forces lilm to 
promise to meet her. 

Meantime the distracted professor 
brings fonth and declares his love 
for Camilla, an emotion which has 
been smouldering for articulation 
between them both for some time. 
VIncente, the butler, has a ren- 
desvous with Nina (who decided 
otherwise) in the very spot the 
Duchess expects the profeesor to be 
waiting for her. 

In the darkness there Is a mutual 
misunderstanding. 

In the morning more misunder- 
standings, with the professor on the 
Bide not mutual. 

The Duchess and her maid, Nina, 
both believe the professor or his 
astral body to have been with them 
the night before. Nina's visitor Is 
now accounted for by Florencio de 
Vlana, the affairs of three peasant 
girls by VIncente, while the entire 
shattering of the Wer-Wolf and 
astral body theory breaks the 
household into many pieces,, with 
the engagement of Camilla and the 
professor as predominant. . . 

Leslie Howard makes Professor 
Morelra delightful; Laura Hope 
Crews as the Duchess renders an 
expert portrait; Lennox PawIe is 
distinctive as the didactic Eliphas 
Leone; Warburton (Gamble is capa- 
ble as de Vlana, and Camilla is 
made personable by Marion Coakley. 
The entire tone is romantic, and 
almost fantastic, farce, light and 
audacious enough to give It a good 
chance of catching on. 

The only false note Is the illusion 
that all brunet Spaniards speak 
with an accent, while all blond 
Spaniards have no trace of one. 

"The Wer-Wolf" is presented by 
the London producer, George B. 
Macl<ellan, In association with the 
Shuberta, The play goes to Buffalo 
and then to Chicago. Pratt. 



THE PUNCH BOWL 

London, May 22. 
Revue In tliree ac48 by ArcMl>aId de Bear, 
produced by the author In association with 
Andre Chariot and Violet Melnotte ait tho 
Duke or York's May 21. Incidental and 
l>a]let music by Norman O'Neill: additional 
scenes and numbers by Aahley Stemc: 
staged by Herbert Mason. Starv— Alfred 
Lester, Monih Blaney and Qwca Fairar. 



about, he 



The characters 6f "Plgs'''ipc fcai girls from 



is bt'Slegod by halt tho 
the Viriigi.'^Oi'e Dubh^jfe'rf 



JESSELL-EUSELL MUSICil. 

Oeorge Jessell Is collaborating 
with Dan Kusell on a comedy that 
may bit the stage under the name 
"Oil's Well." Jessell expects to 
take a part In the new show and he 
may have EMdie Cantor as an asso- 
ciate producer. 

This disposes of a report that Jes- 
sell had signed for the new "Music 
Box Review." 



"Low 'Em and Leave 'Em" Juna 30 
John V. A. Weaver's new comedy, 
"Love 'Em and Leave *Km," In 
which Gertrude Bryan is to be fea- 
tured, will open at Asbury Park, 
N. J,,iMii4 Ui 'lO *i'i>t Cll.' 



For many years past the old 
puppet-showman has been perform- 
ing the merry, tragedy of "Punch and 
Judy" by Irving's statiie behind the 
National Gallery. As an excellent 
view of his pitch can be obtained 
from the windows of Variety's Lon- 
don ofilce, it cap be vouched for that 
the audiences include only poor peo- 
ple — and a few actors who want to 
learn something about acting. 

Yet this ancient drama haa the 
makings of a West End success. 
Though few people will loaf at a 
street corner to watch it being per- 
formed, they would be carried off 
of their feet by its Incessant action 
if brought to a theatre. In other 
words, snobbishness has been the 
sole cause of Punch's decline. 

At the Duke of York's is now full 
proof. In one scene this same street 
showman presents his puppets in ex- 
actly the same fashion as by Irving's 
statue. The result is a storm of ap- 
plause, showing plainly, the audience 
would like the complete play to be 
given instead of a. portion. 

This episode is the most popular In 
Archibald de Bear's "The Punch 
Bowl." Nevertheless, this must not 
be interpreted to mean the rest of 
the show is negligible. On the con- 
trary. It Is a high compliment to the 
puppet play that its merits should 
have outshone so many whimsical 
notions. 

The revue takes its title from the 
second part. Alfred Lester appears 
as a puppet-showman Just home 
after another unlucky day. His wife's 
insistence his stunt should be 
brought up to date causes him to 
dream his dolls have come to life to 
demand "production." 

After a black-out, "Punch and 
Judy" Is shown in ballet form. All 
the old familiar characters carry out 
their usual antics, but gorgeous 
dresses, pretty scenery, ingenious 
lighting and pretty girls have worked 
a transformation. 

The showman awakes. The dream 
has Impressed him deeply, but he Is 
defiant. The old show must not be 
changed. He offers to give a "pro- 
fessional matinee' to his wife to 
prove to her how good it Is. That Is 
how the real street-corner perform- 
ance Is Introduced. If anything could 
add to its success, this has been ac- 
complished by de Bear's charming 
touch of sentiment in portraying the 
old showman's loyalty. 

The rest contains several fresh 
ideas. Even the least successful only 
needs to be quickened to Justify lt.s 
Inclusion. The scene represents sev- 
eral volumes of Shakespeare's plays. 
^Ophelia, tired of her melancholy, 
«10*er,-«#ps but to Vrarigte^d haeeting 



with Romeo; Juliet, bored with ro> 
mance, wants some of Orlando's 
"cave man stuff"; Hamlet sees his 
affinity in Portia. Here is an Inge- 
nious scheme that needs brighter 
dialog to emphasize the points. 

Like most comedians, Liester needs 
time to discover his best gags. He 
has, all the same, a good number of 
clever skits to reveal what a sound 
actor he is. One of his songs con- 
cerns an Invalid who has taken to 
gardening and has mixed the names 
of flowers with those of his illnesses. 
Thus he refers to his malarias, 
double pneumonias, creeping paraly- 
sis, convulsions, and so forth. 

Quite apart from the humor of the 
verses, his character study — sug- 
frcsting the gentle valetudinarian in 
every gesture — is a comic master- 
piece. His idea of Hamlet we have 
seen before (in a revival Of "The 
Shop Girl"), but an electrician who 
Interrupts a love duet, takes the 
man's place, turns the dance Into an 
apache wrestling bout and drops tha 
girl out of the window, shows him in : 
a new role. 

The main disappointment Is Billy 
Leonard, who has been steadily los- 
ing touch with his own particular 
style ever since he made his name In 
a fop part. He also has some ability 
aa a comic dancer, but these are the 
things he neglected In order to posa 
as a dude, and as that he Is colorless. 

But Sonnte Hale has style and the 
family vivacity of his father and 
sister. "Chill Bom-Bom" Is a good 
song, and He makes It. better. His 
partner is Hermlone Baddelcy, who 
last won the critics' praise when she 
did a leap in Galsworthy's "The 
Forest." As you would expect, shs 
brings that leap with her. As It is as 
simple as it Is effective, she will 
probably go on leaping 'till the end 
of her career. 

Norah Blaney cannot act, but does. 
Fortunately she can sing, and does. 
Her usual piano aet with Gwen Far- 
rar. Their new numbers, especially 
the verse about Lady Godiva's de- 
sire to be "bobbed or shingled," , 
arouses howls of delight. Never 
before have they had such an excel- 
lent batch of comic stuff. 

There Is no more popular man than 
Archibald de Bear among stage girls. 
He is quiet, doesn't worry about 
them, but listens to their troubles — 
and consequently his chorus Is on* 
of the prettiest in t<ondon. 

Jolo. 



THIS MARRIAGE 

London, May 15. 

Vera Tarington Cathleen Nesbitt 

Christopher Maltland Herbert Marshall 

James Farington A. Bromler Davenport 

Yvonne Taylor Tallulah Bankhead 

Nan Courtfleld Aurlol Lea 

Goodson Tom Reynolds 

The new play at the Comedy by 
Eliot Crawshay Williams is the two- 
women-and-one-man story all over 
again. It might be termed an elab- 
oration of the same author's sketch, 
"Rounding the Triangle," played two 
years igo by Sybil Thomdike. The 
Idea of both pieces Is that a wife 
accepts the fact of her husband hav- 
ing a female attraction outside the 
home, and formulates an agreement, 
to share the man with the other 
woman. , . . 

"This Marriage" begins wltH 
Christopher Maltland and Vera Far- 
Ington talking matrimony. Th« 
young things are In love and she, 
to Insure the perfect running of the 
marriage machine, sets down 10 
commandments which they both 
agree to obey. 

Four years after the wedding It is , 
evident the wheels are clogged, for. 
Christopher is found In the flat of 
Yvonne Taylor, a blinding blonde' 
vamp. He is a poor fish and Yvonne 
wants to land him. It takes her 10 
minutes, and then the curtain dis- • 
erectly falls. 

There follows some clumsy play- 
wrltlng by means of which wife, 
Vera Is made aware of her hus- , 
band's infidelity. When the wife Is 
away from town the vamp calls 
upon Chris, but he is out, so she' 
leaves him a loving letter. Vera 
returns unexpectedly. Chris, by 
optician's orders, has to treat his 
eyes with drops, and the result Is 
that immediately after treatment he 
can see notWng near him. He there- 
upon asks Vera to read aloud his 
letters. When she reaches the In- 
criminating missive of Yvonne, she 
dissembles and keeps the knowledge 
of the discovery to herself. 

There follows the Interview be- 
tween the two women to which the 
whole play has been laboriously 
leading. The wife Is one in a thou- 
sand — or more. She instructs 
Yvonne in the art of understanding 
Chris, telling her she may keep the 
physical man while she herself will 
retain the childman. 

It naturally takes some time for 
Yvonne to realize this point of view. 
When she does, she decides to have 
nothing more to do With the man 
who has such a good wife. Chris Is 
left to the tenderness of Vera and 
he finds she really does love her after 
all. She forgives the broken com- 
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EQUITY STARTING AFTER PICTURE HELD; 
FnH PLAYERS DEMANDING MORE SALARY 



Reprisal for Skut-Down of Sprlog — Salaries Asked 
Shooting Up — Frank Gillmore Expected in Hol- 
lywood This Month — Producers Committed to 
Announce Programs — Actors See Opportunity 



L>o8 Angeles, June 3. 
With the announcement that pro- 
duction of pictures Is to get under 
way heavily this mont.h, it has 
come to light Equity has t«en very 
active in the studios here. It is 
reported to have over 1,000 men»- 
bers added to Its ranks in the pic- 
ture branch of the aaaoclatlon. 

Numerous meetings of actors 
have been held, some secret and 
others rather open. All were held 
for the purpose of preaching the 
virtues of Equity and the inttuence 
It could have in the picture field. 

The result of these meetings has 
brought out that members of the 
association who are seeking posi- 
tions with the producers not alone 
are asking for more money than 
they had obtained In the past, but 
are asking that the contract be 
made out to read that not over 48 
hours constitute a working week 
and all ivorklng tlmo over that be 
. iiaid for pro-rata. 

Variety has been Informed by a 
well-known screen player 
though at the present time the 
name of Equity ha« not been used 
by the actors i.i their deallnss with 
the producers, the organization 
will shortly make its plan known 
and Insist on an Equity pictiuro 
contract. 

The word has been passed arou»d 
among the screen actors that 
Prank Gillmore of Equity wHl ar- 
rive here durinc this month. At 
that tim» It is expected that GUI- 
more will coine out Into the open 
and make known the policy of 
E<iuity with reference to it* mem- 
l-^rs in the picture industry. 

It is also expected that ho will 
announce that efforts wUi be made 
to Equitlze the entire picture fleid. 
This endeavor has b^n made be- 
fore, but aothlng waa materially 
accomplished. 

Wcdgewood Noell. who la In 
charge of tho Hollywood ofllco for 
Equity, when aaked by Variety re- 
garding the movement, declared he 
did not care to dlscusa the matter 
at this time. He stated, however, 
Gillmore might arrive here shortly. 
The actor who conveyed the In- 
formation regarding the movement 
to Variety stated the producers 
thought they had out-amarted the 
actors when they suddenly shut 
down on production. Ho said the 
Famous Players-Lasky Players, 
iwhen shutting down some time ago, 
idid so to "throw a scare" into the 
actors, directors and artisans who 
\vork on the sets, whom r.-P. felt 
were demanding "outrageous" sal- 
aries. He said that now, whea the 
producers are announcing the big 
number of releases they are (oing 
to make, the actors and their co- 
horts are prepared to take retal- 
iatory measures. 

•They, figure that the producers 
laxist keep busy to bo in step^ with 
~' their releases and to do so must 
get active at once. 

The screen actors feel that as 
long aa they were frozen out for a 
long time on account of the dearth 
of production they should make up 
for lost time. 

Players' Increases 
Or.= player (iohn Bowers), who 
always has been getting from $800 
to $1,000 a week, has been asking 
$1,500 a week, while other feature 
players who have been getting 
■ around $800 are asking $1,000 and 
more. The producers who are anx- 
ious to get started are holding off, 
figuring that if they will meet the 
demands at present of tha actors, 
production cost will run consider- 
ably more than they have figured 
on. 

An Independent producer re- 
__cently eent for a certain type of 
star for a feature he la maUing. Th^ 
fir.st woman npproaclied wanted 
$10,000 flat for the picture which 
he fis;ured on making in four week.s, 
while another who tuia been accus- 
tomiJ to $1,500 a week asked for 
$2,0»0. 

The niimerous af^onts handling 
stars and other players have th» 
nc'v sa^ry, llafs, ci»Xa,logt)^.) Wl»en 



a producer asks them why the sud- 
den tilt, the reply generally is the 
actors feel they have not had much 
work within the last year and that 
when there la an opportunity for 
an engagement they want to make 
up for lost time. 

Puramount is scheduled to do an 
unusual lot of production this 
month. Most of tha leads for its 
pictures are engaged, but others 
sent for by the casting department 
seem to havs raised their ante. 

On the UiLlted Studio grounds 
the different producers expect to 
get 11 pictures under way during 
June. Warner Brothers want to 
start off six, while at the Metro- 
Goldwyn lot they are calculating 
on at least 10 productions. Uni- 
versal and Fox are going along 
their regular routine and are mak- 
ing their average monthly allot- 
ment. At the Ince studios U is ex- 
pected that four pictures will be 
made during the month, while a 
number of independent producers as 
thalW*'^ are starting. 



EXHIBITOR AS HIS OWN BOSS 



TRADING FILM PRICES 



"U** and U. A. Hook-up on "Hunch- 
back* and "Robin Hood" 



An "exchange of sales figures'* 
proposition Is reported in force be- 
tween United Artists and Universal, 
with "Robin Hootf' and "The 
Hunchback of Notre Dame" figur- 
ing in the exchange. 

Al Llchtman, head of distribution 
for "U," is anxious to have "The 
Hunchback" compare with the sales 
on thb ITairbanks feature. 

The salesmen In "U" exchanges 
have the figures of "Robin Hood" 
available, under this plan, and are 
pushing "Hunchnack" sales to the 
limit. 



KUMSKY EEWARDS MANAGEES 

Detroit, June 3. 

John H. Kunsky has rewarded 
two of his managers who have com- 
pleted ten years of continuous 
service. 

They are Thomas D. Moule, man- 
ager of the Capitol, Madison and 
Adams, and Mike Schmenseer, man- 
ager of tfte Columbia. Each received 
$1,000 in cash and a four weeks' 
trip to California, with all expenses 
paid. 



An exhibitor organlzatloo, national In its scope, received a bow 
Impetus in Bovton last w«A at th* annual coaventioo of tha 
M. P. T. a A. 

It was a business convention. PoUtlca played a part, but It was 
not the sort of a part one expected. It was a convention tiara»onk>as 
with too mucb Ikavmony If that is jMsslble. 

Something was started tbat bids fair to bring back the M. P. 
T. p. A. as a natioaal orcaiUsatto* to a decree maintained prior to 
the third aad fourth coaveatlon* which were the causes of splits In 
the ranks because of too much politics. 

The exhibitor, the tndependenet. If he could at anytime b« welded 
into a solTd whole, could go out and pretty much lay down the law 
to the producer and those exhibitors who are now getting tholr way 
in most everything that they try to put over. 

The Independents will have to be 100 per cent organized to do^ It, 
No half way ro«aflure wiU suflics. Tbe independent exblMtor must 
consider In hla organizatloB It should at all times be an exhtbltor- 
orgnnizatloi) and not one where exhibitor and distributor, eicchanga 
owner or producer are alt mixed up In the membership. 

That waj really the cause of the spUt In tbe past la the organiza- 
tion. There was too much outside influence wielded from Interests 
that controlled exchancea; aa well as theatres, and they were not 
tiew Nork particularly. 

As aa organisation tbe M. P. T. O. A., for that matter any other 
organization of exhibttora^ «ho«ld be an exhibitor-organization and 
the exchange and produelBg foreea idiould be put outside of the asso- 
ciation. The exblbltera can never hove to have a real erganiaatlo* 
or to have anytblaff like eencerted effort la their organiaatioM uatil 
they do this. 

In Boston thlRga vent alopc very smoothly. A new form of 
organlzatLoa vaa conicelved. adopted and placed Into offeet and at 
the same time plana lor flnaaclac it were also worked out aad 
adopted. 

It wUI have to go ftartber thaa tbat. The money to oiMrate aaaat 
come In beforo tbe exbtbltora can axpect that they are (oing te 
achieve anythlnc. Meaey Is tbe aeeesslty for any aggreoeire orgsnl- 
nation and the plans as K was ootUned" seems a simple one. It doesn't 
place too great a burden on tb* reaourcea of any exhibitor when be 
considers it la tbe best fona of busiaeas Insurance be ca» pooathty 
take out. 

If the exhibitor at larce want* t» rua his ow% theatre he wtR have 
to kick in to hla OAklonMl orgttmlamtimt, and If he wants to be bOM 
of his own business that reprsssa t a his tavestment be wUl reattae it. 



NEW gujoi noass 

SHOWN AT LOS ANGEIES 



V' r 



Thomat-Leoiiard Process Re- 
suit of Nine Years' Ex- 
perimenting 



JESSE LASKY SAILINO 
It la reported Jeswe L>. L>a.<<ky ex- 
pects to sail today (Wednesday) on 
the Berengaria, 



ROSEMARY DAVIES, STAR 

Sister of Marion Davtes Under Con- 
tract for Four Production* 

Rosemary Daviea. alstar of Marlon, 
is to be starred la plotitt-eo by IVed 
Wlehl Productions, negotiations 
having been consuaunated at tbe 
offices of the Metropolitan Caatlng 
Company, on West 44tb street 

Miss Davles* contract calls fbr 
four productions, tbe first a aereea 
version of Sir Bulw^r liyttoa'a 
"Alice," to be directed by Prank 
Donovan, and distributed by tbe 
Selznick Distributing Company. 

Although new to film stardom 
Miss Davles is not Without film ex- 
perience. When attending college 
she passed up a prospective con- 
tract from D. W. Grlffltb to continue 
her studies. 

After leaving school she appsared 
In two Ziegfeld produotloaa. 



MURDERER CONVICTED 



KiUar of Peter Hall tent te PriM» 

for Lif« . ' 




Lansing, MIeh., June 9. 
Martin Woehler, 19, of St Louis, 
has been convicted of first-degree 
mwrder In ooanectlon with the kill- 
ing «f Peter HaTI, local theatre 
manager, In an attempted hoM-up 
in tha Plaza theatre box-ofllce last 
December. - * 

Th* jury deliberated two hours 
before bringing in a verdict. The 
decision marked tha culmination of 
ttire* trtala, due to jury disagree 
mena. 

Judge Le^.and Carr sentenced 
Woehler to life Imprisonment at 
Jackffon. 

Woehler and his cousin killed HaU 
when the latter resisted their efforta 
to rob htm. The cousin, William 
Baumgartner, also of St. Louis, paid 
fbr the shooting with hla life when 
he sent a bullet through his heart 
as he faced certain capture the 
oaomlng after the murder. 

Woehler. a debonair youtb, dis- 
played BO apparent emottoa upon 
tbe announclag of tbe verdict 

Two women were ntemkers of the 
jury which convicted Woehler, 
while there were no women on tbe 
previous juries falling to reach a 
verdict. 



Ijos Angeleo, June t. 
The Spectro-Colcar method, a 
new means of anaking and projecting 
natural colored films, recently pat- 
ented by William Thomas, ha£ Its 
first showing before an audience at 
the CaHfornia. It wawi la tde torm 
of an SM-foot abort sabject featur- 
ing AAnette KeOeraoan and girl* in 
a niwvbar of iihysioal culture and 
diving feait*. 

Thomas ha* been working on this 
natural color process for nine years, 
and from observations seems to have 
simplified the method of making: 
and prodectiag natural colored 
BMllon pictures to the extent that 
It will be feasible for any concern 
to produce them without extra cost 
and ustng the same raw stock for 
negative and positive print* as 1.4 
used for the regular featuras. The 
projection portion of the matter Is 
Very simple, as It only reaulres the 
adjuottng of na aperture and 
doubl* ten*, wMcb can be done 
without dltfBetilly or rendjustotent 
of the prod*ctlo« head. 

Aa a ftni«Mied produot th* OIbb I* 
"black and whtte^ in appeeor ance, and 
tbe same a* any ordinary stock. 
Trom observatlMi t. look* no differ- 
ent than tb* ethar finished aim 
product. 

Tb* method in trbtoh th* natural 
color I* carried to th* screen lA 
through the attachcnent of a color 
manlpnlatlsc nppOanoe. Ave Ineheai 
In diameter, t» the extension arm o4 
any motion ptetuc* camera where, 
the Iris is oarrted. TbU t»doae with 
tbe use of n fiasibl* drive cahl*;^ 
vUcb c*nn*fef with tb* crank ad 
tha camarau that prow** t* b* th* 
mean* ef prodaetnc tha antoral coiar 
vahMS on th* »egntiv% vWeh to th* 
nnked >y* nr* bMMk and wM«*^ A* 
the same thn*^ as no djr** or eolar- 
ing are uasd, tt produoas n normal 
negative »btch aak* a po*lttT» print 
In the aam* manner, and tim*, a# tbe 
rair stock which 1* aioir used for 
black and whit* ia att Inbocatorie*. , 
Th* projecting o< Stm* nnder th* 
Thoasaa> Leonard praaa— npvea«a 
to he a aimple feat, a* w«* demon- 
strated to the reporter with n . 
normal machine. Ttapoaitlve print '' 
passes throHgb the maobtne In tb^ 
usual manner, with th* us* of a , . 
double op«nlnc and * oombiantUm 
lens, which «r* attachad and de- ', 
tached Inatantly. 

The double apperture, attached to 
the film r<Ke in the back of the pro- 
jection head instead of the single i 
aperture, brings out tbes* two pic- 
ture* simultaneously, *o that they '■ 
are picked up by th* douUe len« 
and projected and superpoaod a* one ' 
solid pictura 1a Its natural oolo^. 



CHINESE-INBIAS OIBL 

San Francisco, June >. 

Anna May Wong, Chlneae picture 
astre**, who has been featured In 
several Hollywoo'd productions, ar- 
rived In San Francisco, her native 
city, this week en route to the Far 
florth, where she Is going to work 
OB "location" for "The Alask9,n." tbe 
outdoor scenes of which are to l>e 
"shot" la their actual locale. 

In this picture Miss Won« Is cast 
for an Indian glrl. 



OTHER KIPLING STORIES 

Maitde Adan»* May 8*0Mr* Th*m 
Abroad 

Until the return of Maude Adiuna 
from Elurop* nothing will b* don* 
at present upon the propoaed pic- 
turlzation of Rudyard KlpUng'a 
"Kim." which Mia* Adama baa de- 
cided to produce for the screen. 

Beauvnla Fox. formerly dramatie 
editor of th* New York "Tribune.'* 
la now in charg* of the publlcitjr 
bureau of tbe Guild. 

During her atay abroad 
Artama ta la rnaiatant cenf* 
with Kipling regarding th* "Ktan**^ 
prodactfon. and it ia .not unlUtety 
ah* Bsay obtain an option upon^oHMf 
Rlpllng atorles. 



ROSEMARY DA VIES 

Nife]^^0y,,«T*?V'.<I^.W0y(M^*S AND SISTER OF MAfMON 



IXENE FKANKLIN'S S0N6 

Chicago, j^ne t. 

Irene Franklin has written three 
songs, one of which is "I Wanted a 
Cav« Man." dedicated to Imogen© 
Wilson, who c.iu«ed Franlc Tinney'3 
arrest. 

Miss FranUUn Is busy a.s a writer 
In addition to her other dutlen. She 
Is under contract to write travel tet- 
t^^ fpJloTvlng^ ^hcr, de|j>art|«e^ f^r 



LOTUS KATEE'S STATEXEIT 

Los Angelea, Jnne 3. . 

Louis Mayer yenterday Isaned a 
statement on behalf of Metro-Qold- 
wyn, stating the merged oonoerna 
wlU spend $lS,00e.0«O during this 
year on fifty releases. 

An expansion ot construction will 
take fn several buildingA much 
equipment auid give eaiploymeat to 
7,000 peeple, say* the Mayer an- 
nouncement. 



HISS CLAYTOirS COHEBACK _ 

Marguerite Clayton, former screen 
star in retlretrent for several ye»r* 
is going to stage a comebaoi' 

She has been placed u^' con-, 
tract by Hunt Strookberg < id will 
appear in support of Harry Carey 
fur Ho<lkinson, dtracte^ b^ E^()ev«f 
("B^ee?y"> ^seA • it •; i w»-' iit ' 



.m 



VARIETY 



PICTUR 






';n;3^"f;y^ 



Wednesday, June 4, 1984 



OPS AND DOWNS ON rWAY LAST WEEK 
WITH HOLIDAY BIG MIMY GETTER 



Small Cameo Made 'em Talk With $10,053— Capi- 
tol Hit $46,750— "Dorothy Vernon'* Dropped Off 
$500 in 4th Week, With 12 More to Go 



Broadway's 11 picture attractions. | 
•iz In re^lar picture houses and five 
playing legitimate theatres, rolled 
up almost $190,000 last week in busi- 
ness, with Decoration Day given 
credit for having brought about a 
toost in receipts. 

The surprise of the week centered 
at the little Cameo theatre, with Ita 
E49 seats and a scale of 65-85. The 
week showed 110.053 for the Harold 
Lloyd comedy, "Girl Shy," in the 
house for 10 weeks. 

At the same time a decided nop 
was recorded for "The Spirit of the 
U. S. A.," at the Lyric, where it was 
in for two weeks at $1.65 top. The 
first week there was around $3,000, 
with the second no better. 

Mne Murray In "Mademoiselle Mid- 
night," at the Capitol, got the top 
money. Miss Murray has a draught 
it the box oflSce for this house, and 
she has proven herself with the lasi 
three or four pictures that have been 
shown there. Last week the Capitol 
did $46,750. 

At the Strand, with the second 
week of Waring's Pennsylvanians 
(orchestra), coupled with the screen 
production of "Cytherea," a book 
generally touted as "hot stuff," and 
therefore sure to be a draw at the 
box office for picture audiences, the 
business went to $32,325. "Buster" 
Kcaton at the Rialto In "Sherlock. 
Jr.," showed the top of the two Fa- 
mous Players weekly change houses, 
with $21,090, while at the Rivoli "The 
Code of the Sea" had $18,854. 

There was a little picking up In 
receipts in the legit houses, with 
"The Thief of Bagdad," at the Lib- 
erty, topping the field, $16,315. "The 
Ten Commandments," at the Cohan, 
next, with $10,748, very good when 
it is considered the picture is in its 
26th week. "America," at the 44th 
Street, also hit Into the $10,000 class 
last week, with some help from 
schools, while "Secrets" finished its 
run at the Astor with $10,046. 

Mary PIckford In "Dorothy Ver- 
non," at the Criterion, did not hold 
the pace of its previous week, drop- 
ping a little over $500. The picture 
is in for 16 weeks, and, now that four 
have passed, it is believed the mati- 
nee business will lift with the ad- 
vent of the convention crowds. 

At the Astor Monday night "The 
Sea Hawk" opened, and the general 
reports were to the effect the picture 
Is "there." Just how long it will 
remain on Broadway is a question. 
It is understood F^rst National, pre- 
senting it, has contracted with the 
exhibitors for the picture and will 
have to deliver. 

Estimates for last week: 

Astor— "Secrets" (First National) 
(1.131; $1.50). Finished run Sund.-iy 
night, with final week showing $10,- 
046. This week went to Brooklyn for 
two weeks at Shubert-Teller, legit 
house. "The Sea Hawk," another 
First National, opened at Astor 
Monday. 

Cameo— "Girl Shy" (Pathe) (549: 
65-85.) Harold Lloyd comedy opened 
Sunday week ago for 10-week run. 
First week did $10,053, terrific busi- 
ness when small seating capacity 
house considered. Business talk of 
Broadway. 

Capitol — "Mademoiselle Midnight" 
(Metro) (5,300; 55-$1.65.) Holiday 
responsible for portion of big re- 
ceipts last week. Returns $46,750. 

Cohan — "The Ten Commandmeiils" 
(Paramount) (900; $l-$2). Receipts 
last week climbed about $1,000 over 
what they were previous week. Pic- 
ture going in 26th week. Last week 
$10,748. 

Criterion — "Dorothy Vernon" 

(Mary I'ickford) (608; $1.50). Last 
week got $9,013, drop of about $500 
under previous week. Picture in 
best location on Broadway and ad- 
vertising flash plaster of pari.s 
"Iladdon Hall" gives, it should pull 
more money 

44th St.— ■ 'America" (D. W. Grif- 
1th) (1,323; $1.50). Griffith picture 
using outside half-rate tickets and 
pulling ccn.sider.'ible business for 
b.'ilconles at m.itinees. Last week 
Juf-t over $10,000. 

Liberty— "The Thief of Bagdad" 
(Douglas Fairb.Tnks) (1,234; $1.50- 
$2). Business here last week went 
up about $740 over previous week. 
Holiday credited with lift, althougli 
this week looks fairly good. $16,315. 

Lyric— "The Spirit of the U. S. A." 
(F. B. 0.)( 1,40C; $1.50). Freak pic- 
ture was brought in for exploitation 
run of two wpi'ks, pulled decided box- 
cifice flop. First week around $3,000, 
^d last week not any better. 

Rialto — "Sherlock, Jr." (Metro) 
(1,9C0: 65-85-99). Buster Keaton's 
comedy had strong box-oflflce pull, 
evidenced by $21,090. 

Riv(*: — "Code of the Sea" (Para- 
moiint) (^,200; €5-85-99j; 



^manhandled; $21,000 
in l a. last week 

"Miami" Got $27,000 at Met- 
ropolitan — New Forum 
Did $10,00 



Los Angeles. June 3. 

Business in the picture houses 
last week, despite Memorial Day, 
ran along the same lines as during 
the past six weeks, and continued 
off from 25 to 40 per cent. 

It was expected the arrival of 
close to 50.000 tourists would help, 
but picture house managers over- 
looked that from 1,500 to 2,000 peo- 
ple were heading east at the same 
time, but a few more were enter- 
ing the city each day. 

Though kept'quiet, many of the 
mercantile houses and department 
stores have reduced their help 'rom 
10 to 15 per cent, with this also af- 
fecting attendance. 

Tiie big event of the week was 
the opening of "Manhandled," star- 
ring Gloria Swanson. at Grauman's 
Million Dollar, Monday night. It 
was the premiere, and with Para- 
mount aiding in the exploitation and 
publicity the picture got oft to big 
business. The papers were lauda- 
tory, and the picture will probably 
remain for four weeks. 

"Miami" (Hodkinson) got oft to a 
big opening with the Saturday and 
Sunday business. In conjunction 
with the picture, a bathing beauty 
revue contest was run. When the 
dailies came out with the Monday 
notices on the picture and show 
In general, commenting that the 
lllm was not one the younger gen- 
eration should see. and also ex- 
pressed the thought that the revue 
was nothing out of the ordinary, 
business took somewhat of a tum- 
ble. 

"Maytime," another newcomer at 
the California, proved a big disap- 
pointment. If was conjured the 
reputation of the stage offering of 
the same name would have some 
drawing power, but It did not, and 
the picture got off to a regular 
.aver.age California Saturday and 
Sunday, failing to draw much dur- 
ing the week. 

"Ten Commandments," at the 
Egyptian, completed its first half 
year run," and a number of special 
stunts were pulled during the week 
which allowed the returns to jump 
over the previous week.- The 350th 
performance was given Monday 
night, quite a celebr.itlon. with bou- 
venips being given the patrons. In- 
dications point to this film remain- 
ing until the fall, when "Bagdad" 
Is scheduled to be shown. 

"Girl Shy," in its fourth week at 
the Criterion (being re-established 
as a continuous house), held Us 
own. It is likely this film will re- 
main another three or four weeks, 
as the grosses seem to satisfy the 
management. 

Hal Roach's "The King of Wild 
Horses," which began a run at Mil- 
ler's, got off with a bounding start 
on Saturday and Sunday, and kept 
up the pace through the rest of 
the week. The film grossed $3,300 
on these two days, which almost 
equalled the gross of last week at 
this house. 

"America," at the Forum, does 
not seem to be catching on, and as 
the picture has a stop limit it Is 
likely to como out on a two-week 
stop clause notice. Endeavors are 
being made to hold special school 
children matinees and other stunt 
performances. 

Another two-week offering got oft 
at the Rialto Tuesday night, when 
Warner Brotheii presented Mae 
Marsh in "Daddies." The opening 
was fair, and business seemed sat- 
isfactory during the week. 

Estimates for Last Week 

California — "Maytime" (Pre- 
ferred). (2,000; 25-X5). Stage repu- 
tation of play same name as picture 
meant nothing, with result showed 
nothing from out of ordinary, $10,- 
000. 

Million Dollar — "Manhandled" 
(I'aramount). (2,200; 25-65). Got 
flying start Monday and with favor- 

(Contlnued or page 27) 



IffiN" IN BALTO. FAIR 
AT f 12,000 LAST WEEK 

Weather Break for Better 
Business — "Dorothy Ver- 
non V 2(1 and Final Week 



Baltimore, June 3. 

Unuaually cool weather for this 
late In the aeaaon was responsible 
hurt w«ek for a great break In the 
local regular picture bouses. 

"Dorothy Vernon's" second and 
final week at tbe Auditorium at $1.50 
top got aliont the aame reception 
looally mm elsewhere, and little was 
expected after the Initial week. 

"The Great White Way," the Cos- 
mopolitan picture at the New, was 
one of the biggest draws. The pub- 
licity of the local Hearst press aided 
to put it over. 

Bstlmates for last week: 

Auditorium — 'TDorothy Vernon" 
(3d, final week). Started week slow- 
ly, but picked up and finished to 
rathw fklr bi^lness. Low gross for 
Iwoae and scale, but better than ex- 
pected. About $6,600. 

Rivoli— (2,360; 25-76.) "The Gold- 
fi^." Good prees reception. Big 
week. 

Century— (3,300; 26-75), "Men." 
Critics acclaimed this beet Negri ve- 
hicle since "Deception." Did not 
prove sensational draw, however, al- 
though house grossed about $12,000. 

New— (1.800; 26-69.) "Great White 
Way." The who's who character of 
oast and exceptional newspaper pub- 
licity big factor. Held over. Excep- 
tional business, $13,000. 

Hippodrome— (2,800), "Chastity,'; 
and vaudeville. About $12,000. big. 

Garden — (8.100), "The Trouble 
Shooter," and vaudeville. Business 
steady and satisfactory. Around 
$10,600. 

Metropolitan— (1,600), "How to Ed- 
ucate a Wife." Com'blnation of good 
title and Glyn's notoriety for very 
satisfactory week. 

Parkway— (1.200; 25-44). "Gentle 
Julia." Tarkington film excellent 
type for this select uptown house. 
About $4,000. 

This Week 

Century, "Women Who Give"; 
RlvoIl, "The Marriage Cheat"; New, 
"The Cheat White Way" (2d week); 
Hippodrome, "The Law Forbids"; 
Garden, "The Lone Chance'; ; Metro- 
politan, "Woman to Woman"; Park- 
way, "Tou Can't Get Away With It." 



M.-G. SALES MEETS 

Llst*d for Thrsa Big Citis*— First in 
Nsw York 



Tbe Ifertro-Goldwyn Diatrlbutlng 
Corporation Is to hold a series of 
sales conventions in New York, Chi- 
cago and San Francisco, starting 
Thursday, when tbe district and 
sales managers of the exchanges In 
the East will convene at the Hotel 
Astor, New York. 

E. M. Saunders and James R. 
Grainger wHI preside at all tbe 
meetings. 

The district managers who are to 
attend the New York meetings In- 
clude S. Eckman, of New York; E. 
A. Golden of New England; F. 
Mendelseohn. in charge of the Phil- 
adelphia territory, and the follow- 
ing branch managers: A. Abeles. 
New York; M. Hill, Boston; R. 
Lynch, Philadelphia J. J. Maloney, 
Pittsburgh; G. Fuller, Washington; 
V. McCabe, Albany; H. W. Kahn. 
Buffalo; R. Berger, Charlotte, and 
William Scully, New Haven. 

The Chicago meeting Is to open 
June 9 with those present Including 
S. A. Shirley, W. C. Sachmeyer, C. 
£L Kessnich. L. Rozelle, S. Shurman, 
Joseph Klein, J. J. Burke, Jr.. C. J. 
Brlant. L. Bickel, C. T. Lynch, C. E. 
Almy, L. Strum, W- Wilman, A. H. 
Fischer, W. E. Bedford, L. B. Betz- 
ger and C. Werner. 

On the following Monday the San 
Francisco meeting will begin with 
J. E. Flynn. H. LusUg, C. Steam, L. 
Amacher, P. P. Brown, O. L. Clow- 
ard, B. F. Rosenlerg and F. W. 
Volgt of the sales staff present. 

It is for the purpose of starting the 
organization off in high gear on the 
sales campaign for the 1924-25 
product that the meeting will be 
held. 

Metro-Goldwin announced yes- 
terd.ay there will be no releases by 
the company vlyring June, but dur- 
ing July. August and September 
eleven productions will be released. 
During July "The Arab." Rex 
Ingram's latest, and "Revelation." 
by George D. Baker, will be released. 
In August "Bread," directed by 
Victor Schertzinger, "Tess of the 
D'Urbervilles," "Little Robinson 
Crusoe" and "Broken Barriers" will 
be released in the order ni^med. 

The schedule of releases for Sep- 
tember calls for five pictures, in- 
cluding "The Red Lily," "Mary the 
Third," "Clrce^" "The Navigator" 
and "One Night in Rome." In these 
there Is a Mae Murray, a Buster 
Keaton and a Laurette Taylor star- 
ring feature. 

* 

Fox Sales Convention 

The annual sales convention of 
the Fox Film Corporation was held 
this week at the Empire Hotel. The 
heads of all Fox exchanges attended. 



$19,000 TIE LAST WEEK 
IN 2 FUSCO HOUSES 



FIVE PICTURES IN LOOP 
CONTINUING ON RUN BASIS 



Big Holiday Crowd Send Up Business LasI Week — 
Straight Picture Houses Made Best AII-Around 
Showing 



Granada and Warfield End 

Alike in Gross — California 

Third With $14,000 



San Francisco, June S. 

Sex appeal spurred by sensational 
advertising along this line resulted 
in dominating the field among the 
downtown picture houses last week. 

The race for top receipts was be- 
tween the Granada, offering "Tri- 
un»ph." and the Warfield, with "Cy- 
therea." Both houses opened to un- 
usually big business, with attend- 
ance above normal throughout the 
balance of the week. The week 
ended a tie at $19,000 for each. The 
Warfield utilized drawings of a nude 
female figure in its advertising, the 
wording suggesting the power of 
Cytherea over men. 

The California dropped back into 
a rut with "The Breaking Point," 
featuring Nita Naldi. Opening ex- 
ceedingly light, and because pic- 
ture disappointing balance of the 
week failed to Increase any at the 
box office. 

The Imperial, with "Scaramouchc" 
held over for a third week, suffered 
a real drop in attendance. Feature 
really held over in order to permit 
a big publicity campaign on behalf 
of Norma Talmadge's "Secrets," 
scheduled to follow. 

The Strand had a Goldwyn-Cos- 
nnopolitan, "True as Steel," starring 
Aileen Pringle, but didn't even get 
a start. 

The Cameo offered "Love's Whirl- 
pool," starring Lila Lee and Jamea 
Klrkwood, and did a satisfactory 
week. Names of the two stars 
proved a box office magnet. 

Estimates for last week: 

California— "The Breaking Point," 
Nita Naldi. (Paramount) (2.400; 
55-90). Opening ju?t ordinary and 
busines-s remainder of week no bet- 
ter. Picture disappointing. $14,000. 

Granada — "Triumph." Leatrice 
Joy (Paramount) (2,840; 55-90). Big 
opening day due to rather sen.sa- 
tlonal advertising plus Cecil De 
Mille's name. Attendance pace 
maintained at ctride that insured 
much better than usual week. Henry 
Santry and. Band added stage fea- 
ture. $19,000. 

Imperial — "Scaramouche." (Metro) 
(1.400; 65-00). Third week flopped. 
Business went .ill to pieces after 
second week. $5,000. 

Warfield— "Cytherea." (First Na- 
tional) (2.800; 65-90). Smashing big 
attendance opening .day, with drop 
through balance of week. Receipts, 
however, unusually heavy. Added 
feature Art Landrv's Band in big 
jungle stage act. $19,000. 

Strand — "True as Steel." Aileen 
Pringle. (Goldwyn - Metropolitan) 
(1.700: 30-65). Only average open- 
ing. $5,500. 

Cameo — "Love's Whirlpool." (900; 
35-50). Satisfactory opening, with 
business through balance of week 
very satisfactory. $4,100. 



week's business, althou,Th not in ac- 
cord with usual pace at this house. 
$18,854. 

Strand— "Cytherea" (First Nation- 
al) (2.900; 35-55-85). Coupled with 
Waring's Pennsylvanians, who 
proved real attraction, feature much 
diRcu.<!sed because of ajipcai ol boylfc. 
Fair '$32,826 on week, . i c " ■ i 



Chicago, June 3. 

"Haddon Hall" opened at Or- 
chestra hall to encouragln,' busi- 
ness with plenty of paper distrib- 
uted. Lubllner & Trinz have leased 
the Michigan boulevard theatre and 
sponsor the PIckford "special." The 
house o{>ens at 11 a. m. and runs 
continuous. 

The location affords very few 
drop-Ins, depending on advertising 
to draw them. 

(n>lcago now has five theatres 
where pictures are in for a run. 
"Girl Shy," at the Orphcum, Is the 
only feature holding its own. "The 
White Sister," at the Roosevelt, on 
its fourth and last week, proved a 
disappointment, establishing the 
lowest gross of any picture that 
has played a four-week engagement 
at this bouse. 

"America," at the Auditorium, 
after going along at a set figur< 
for three weeks, fell off $2,000 on 
Its fourth week. 

"Ten Commandments," at the 
Woods, is practically played out 
here, having dropped In the past 
four Weeks from $11,000 to $7,000, 
falling off a thousand each week. 

The straight policy houses bene- 
fited considerably by the enormous 
holiday business. The parade 
brought over 300,000 people to the 
"loop," who Jammed the theatres. 
The name of tbe picture did not 
matter as long as there were seats 
available. 

, Bstlj^t«s for last week : 
, AM<«itorkim-^"ili>«rie«," viVfitted 



Artists). (3,«41; $1.66.) Fourth 
week. Fell $2,000 below previous 
week, getting $14,324. 

Chicago — "The White Moth' 
(First NaUonal). (4,600; 66-75.) 
House finally getting back former 
stride; better than $44,000. 

MeVicker'a — "The Sea Wolf" 
(Paramount). (2,400; 66-75.) Did 
not hold up as well as preceding 
week, barely reach|ng $23,000. 

Monroe — "LonWr Chance" (Fox). 
Helped considerably by holiday 
crowd, getting $4,107. 

Orchestra Halt — "Dorothy Vernon 
of Haddon Hall" (United Artists). 
(1,660; 60-65-75.) House gets 65c. 
before one and 75c. thereafter. On 
premiere week, with big capacity 
and steady grind, $11,346. 

Randolph— "Nellie, Beautiful Cloak 
Model" (Goldwyn). (685, 50.) With 
adverse conditions in and around 
theatre, reached $5,435. Considered 
big for this theatre Just now. 

Roosevelt— "White Sister" (Inspir- 
ation). (Last week.) (1,266; 65- 
76.) Proved flop on entire engage- 
ment, getting little over $10,000. 

Woods — "Ten Commandments" 
(Par.imount). (1.347; $1.65.) Due 
to pull out any week. Eetabllshcd 
new low gross for its Chicago run. 
getting below $7,000. 

Orpheum- "Girl Shy" (Pathe). 
Third Week. Continued to hold up. 
with last week's receipts showing 
Improvement over previous week. 



LEON LEVY RESIGNS 

San Francisco, June 3. 

Leon Levy, managing director ^f 
the Granada and assistant to J. A. 
Partington, has resigned. Levy has 
held this post for several years. No 
announcement of a successor has 
'been made. There had been rumors 
ot changes at the Granada for sev- 
eral weeks, but no formal announce- 
ment has been made. 

The Granada is one of the chain 
controlled by the Herbert L Roth- 
chlld Theatres, Inc. 



"MIAMI" EXPLOITATION 

A selected group of bathing girls, 
disporting In a glass tank on the 
stage, will be a feature of the show- 
ing of the Hodkinson picture, 
"Miami," In the Paramount theatres 
under Harold B. Franklin's super- 
vision. 

Franklin is arranging for prizes to 
be given "local talent" who partici- 
pate In the "tank" show. This detail 
Is one of a number of "business get-, 
ters" that will be used to exploit 
"Miami." 



"WAGON" IN AUDITOEIUM 

Brockton, June 8. 
Famous Players, failing to obtain 
a building suitable for the presenta- 
tion of "The Covered Wagon," se- 
cured permission from the school 
board to use the auditorium of the 
high school. The booking is for one 
week. 



CABL FIEBSON MA^RRIED 

Los Angeles, June 3. 
Carl Plerson, an executive at tb6 
Lasky studios, was married to 
Minerva Jane Hcrbst at the Church 
of the Blessed Sacrament, here, this 
week. 



From Frisco to London 

San Francisco, June S. 
O. V. Traggardh. manager of th* 
local Paramount exchange, has been 
|i^sferr^d 16 the ^oi>don branch.. 



Wednesday, June i, IMi 



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"YANKEE CONSUL" DID $i500. BIG: 
mATEST LOVE OF ALL" $24,000 



Stanley* Hiilly, Had Beban and Co. in Person, but 
Fell $6,000 Below ''Girl Shy"— Karlton Held 
MacLean Film for Full Wedc 



Philadelphia, Juna S. 

Moat of the picture bouae (roesea 
tumbled laat week, the continued 
bad weather ecu'Uer 1b the week and 
the flne Memorial Day credited with 
oauslns the drops. 

The Karlton, with "The Yankee 
Consul," was one of the few ox- 
cepUons, this Douglas Mact«an pic* 
ture catching the popular fancy. 
"The Yankee Consul," by the way, 
la the first feature at the Karlton In 
a month to be held through the 
week, the others being taken off 
after Friday night, and the follow- 
ing week's feature substituted Sat- 
jurday. The week's gross was not 
phenomenal, out a check-up shows 
about $4,500, the best figure the 
house has had since Blaster. 

The Stanley, after a month of top- 
notch business, topped by the re- 
markable two we«ks' gross of "Girl 
Shy," fell off considerably. 

The attraction was "The Greatest 
lAivt of All." with George Beban 
and his company of 24 appearing in 
I>er8on In an auxiliary sketch, In ad- 
dition to tho nim. This novelty 
helped tiie draw, and a continuation 
of the showing of the Phonofllm 
counted some more.. Gross for the 
week of $24,000 or a few hundred 
dollars over, showed the ditlerence. 
It marked a drop of tl.&OO from the 
preceding week, and of nearly $6,000 
from the "Girl Shy" weeks. 

The Fox continued to limp rather 
badly, though claiming a small gain 
©ver the previous week. Its picture 
feature was "Puritan Passions," and 
it was given the well-known rass In 
aome of the dailies. Nor was the mu- 
sical program (although very high 
class) of the kind likely to pull the 
multitude. The poor business came 
as added proof that Glenn Hunter, 
despite his success in stage engage- 
ments here, la not yet accepted as a 
film favorite. 

The biggest business dona by 
downtown houses (In proportion to 
the slse of the house) was at the 
droip-iB Victoria «n Blast Market 
•treet, which '-^ "Girl Shy" for its 
third downtown week. The same 
blcture was also ahown at the 
Logan, Colonial. Benn, Great North- 
ern, Leader and 69tb Street, and did 
Walloping big bnelnesa at all housaa. 
tt is undoubtedly the real aansatloii 
(and only one) of the spring. 

This week's high point is the 
Opening of "Beau Bnunmel" at the 
Aldlna for an indaflnlta engagement, 
^e Monday evening: debut, attend- 
ed by most of the first-string critics, 
Was quite an affair. It odght to have 
iHtle trouble in running through 
June. 

Other pictures of tba week In- 

Eie "Why Men I/eava Home," «t 
Stanley, "Fair Week" at the 
Hon and "The Arisona Kzprees" 
et the Fox. Next Monday will find 
gnia. Mldnlghr at the Stanley and 
^Threa Weekrf* at the Stanton. 

Estimates for last week: 

Stanley — "The Greatest Iioye of 
4.11.** Oeorga Beban and company of 
14 appeared in person, as wall as on 
kcreen. About $24,000 (4,000; t6-7E). 

Aldina— "Tha Ten Command- 
ments" (Paramount. 16th week). 
Blacked off some more in final week, 
hlbout 18,000. Bnga8«ment decided 
success, total gross t)alng estimated 
lat more than $16,000. '3eau Brum- 
mel." (1,600; $1.«.) 

Stanton — ^"Trhimph" (Paramount, 
l«t week). DeMllle flUn created no 
•tlr, first weak gross being esti 
mated at less than $9,500. Two 
weeks in all; "Three Weeks" sua- 
ceeded. After that, house may close. 
(1.700; J5-76.) 

Fox— "Ptirltan Passions" (Hod- 
kinson). Not popular audience pic- 
ture. Gross around $12,760. (8,000; 
89.) 

Arcadia— "The Enchanted Cot- 
tage" (First National, 3d week). 
Final week, and for house this sea- 
son. Gross slid off to $3,000 after 
two sensational weeks. (600; 60-75.) 

Karlton— "The Yankee Consul." 
Best house has had in «oup]e of 
months, and enjoyed real prosperity. 
In seven days (opened previous Sat- 
urday) about $5,250, or $-1,500 for 
•Ix days last week. (1,100; 60.) 

THEA. IH PLATTSBUBG, N, Y. 

Plattsburg, N. Y., June 3. 

Papers were passed a few nights 
ago assuring Plattsburg of a new 
theatre, with a seating capacity of 
1,300, on the east side of the Masonic 
Hall. Relief Association property at 
BrinkerholT and Oak etroeU. 

Construction of the building will 
hegin Inside of a week, according 
to announcement by William E. 

chre^or'thK^^r^yf'-"^-^^-' 



''ABRAHAM UNCOUTS" 
1ST NAT! SHOWING 



Did $15,000 at MeU Washing- 
ton, but Exploitation 
Cost $6,000 



Washington, June 3. 

It goes without saying that every 
First National exhibitor In the coun- 
try had his eyes turned toward 
Washington during the past week to 
see what would happen to the film 
•Abrahnm Lincoln." The failure of 
his picture in New York yj^ at- 
uibUitU <o tno presentation of the 
picture from the angle of its educa- 
tional value rather than as enter- 
tainment Ned Hohaoes, here to 
handle the exploitation of the film, 
expounded that theory during the 
private showing of the film prior to 
its opening at the Metropolitan here. 

They reversed the Idea here. They 
sold it as a regular picture and 
circused the town. Looks as if 
$6,000 or $7,000 was expended in the 
campaign carried on for about a 
-week and a half before the opening 
and throxighout the week It played 
the house. 

In spite of the-work done the pic- 
ture opened weak and ran along at 
a low figure until after Wednesday, 
when business took an unexpected 
and highly gratifying — at least to 
the house — Jump and finished strong. 
The Jump did not come, however, 
until after the "deadline" date, and 
another picture was booked In to 
follow instead of the "Uncoln" film 
beinc allotted the two waeka hoped 
for. 

If setting the figure for exploita- 
tion as low as $5,000, with a gross 
estimated at $15,000 at the moat 
leaves it a question as to the value 
of the pictura. Regular program 
stars draw from $11,000 to $14,000 
whanavar appaarlnc at this house 
and without tha additional expendl- 
tura for advertising. With "Lin- 
coln" tha additional money was* only 
About half ffottan back In tha 
boosted gross. 

Tha other houaea all got a great 
break In tha wtfithar and no oppo- 
sition. This, of course, also worked 
to tha banaflt of "Abraham Unooln." 
There was no baseball and tha daily 
rains kept every one away from the 
outdoor parka. It grew cool toward 
tha and of tha week and that helped. 

Biitimatea for last week: 

Metropolitan — "Abraham Lincoln." 
First of tha Firat National bonsaa 
to play pictura. Qdaation as to 
value atUl unsattlad. Oroaa reached 
good $16,000. 

Pataca — "Tha Meanest Mas In tha 
World." As In other houses no op 
position and rain aided. Short auh 
JecU helped. About $12,000. 

Rialto — "Broadway After Dark." 
Much iMibllclty' through L. Honta 
Bell, former newspaperntan hara, 
directed picture. Bell was manag- 
ing editor of the "Herald" and also 
delved into the stock game for 
a while at the Garrick. Looked to 
have hit about $11,000. 

Columbia — "The Unknown Pur- 
ple." Along with tha Rialto got 
about same general amount, Colum- 
bia possibly getting smaller amount, 
due to lasser capacity. Jnat nnder 
$10,600. 

Tivoll — "Tha Dangerous Blonde." 
They, imylng guests, simply will not 
"♦-"" for matinees, although nights 



-fair 



constantly picking up. 
000. 



About $10,- 



imma leonabd pictures 

Tha first three pictures of "Fly- 
ing Fists," a series of 12 two-raelers 
In which Benny Leonard is starred, 
ara now being titled by Sam Hell- 
man for Reputable Pictures. The 
pictures win shortly be released 
under the titles of "Ham and Egg- 
ers," "Making the Grade" and 
"Through the Rough." 

Leonard has suspended studla 
work for seven weeks, during which 
time he will defend his lightweight 
champlonahip crown. 



WARNERS' COMVENTIOM 

Savanty.flva Attend from Various 
Parta of Country 



Loa Angola^ Jimo t. 

Thera wara Ti attandlny tho War- 
ner Brothers oonventloB. atarting 
last Thursday and ending today. 

It la at tha Ambassador hotel, 
with all of tha executives in attend- 
ance aa waU aa tha different (tan- 
chlsa holders and distrlbutora from 
tha key eltlea 

All four of tha Wamar Brothara 
are here as well as their father, who 
cama here from hla home ia Ohio. 
The Naw York oBlca aent aa thalr 
delegation Sam Morris, Lon Younff 
and Pearl Keatlnc. 

Tha boainaaa ae as lona wara latar- 
esUng, aa tha 18I4-2C dlatrlbutloa 
program of N ralaaaea was dis- 
cussed. 

Niunaroua dlractora attended and 
told of tha technical part ot tha 
program and production. 

The matter of expk>itatiOB and 
advertising was also taken up. 

Ft-lday night a banquet, entertain- 
ment and danca waa given at tha 
atudio to the gvaats and the preaa. 



FBEE PASK PICTUEE8 

Dallas, Tex., Juna S. 

The park board free pictures Will 
begin June 2 and will ba shown In 
23 parks at a cost of about |4,200 
for film rentals. 

The pictures, consisting of feature, 
animal and educational films, will 
be shown In each park three times 
a week, on dates to ba announced 
later. 

The free picturaa in the local 
parks ware shqwn to about 960.000 
persons last year. 



Readying New Quiney House 
Quincey, ID, Juna I. 

Workmen are rushing completion 
of tha Washington Square theatre 
for opening June IS. It will be the 
most handsome movie house In this 
section of tha state. 

Ned Plcerno will direct the or- 
chestra and Baa Prince will be 
house manager. 



Miqua Coyna III 

Miqua Coyne, United Artists ox- 
cbanga manager In Atlanta, la in In 
tha Hotel Woodstock under the cara 
of physicians. Coyne cama to Now 
York to attend tha sales coofarenea 
of United Artists excbangea. 

It la axpaeted ha win ba up and 
about la tour or five daya 



Jamaa Horna Diraoting R. Talmadga 
Jamao Horna ia directing Richard 
Talmadga In tha tour pictures he 
win make on tha western coast. 



COLLEGE GLEE CLUB DD UmE 
IN K. C.-NEW TROUr NEXT 



**Girl Shy" Holds Up— **Dorolhy Vernon" Doesn't— 
''Huttdiback" Indifferent on Pop Return Date- 
Last Week's Estimates 



BOOKING eOHPLETE 
aiOWSFOR$7AND$10 

Competition Among Distribu- 
tors Approximates War — 
9 Specials for $54 



Atlanta, Juna t. 

An orgy of "throat-cutting" 
among distrlbutora •» picturaa la 
going on in this section ot tha coun- 
try. . Thirty or more exchanges, of- 
fering pictures between here and 
New Orleans, have engaged In a 
price-cutting war that permits ex- 
hibitors In good slsed towns, and 
with good theatres, to book a com- 
plete show at from $7 to $10. 

More than loo salesmen, repra- 
aentlng the distributors, are en- 
gaged in tha strife. As a result, 
the exhibitors select only tha big 
auccesses, refusing to buy tha In- 
ferior Stllff. 

Tha exhibitors, here and there In 
this section, have formed booking 
combines that brings them even bat- 
ter prices than the war prices show. 

One exchange offered nine spe- 
cials for $64 with the choice of a 
weekly, or scenic, gratia. 



CHIGAOO FILK FOR B'WAT 

{'The Whipping Boss," produced 
by Chicago capitalists headed by 
Andrew C^allaghan, and based on 
the Talbot whipping scandal in 
Florida, will ba shown on Broad- 
way when arrangements have been 
completed for a theatre. 

A well-known cast appears in tha 
picture. 



Norman E. FiaM'a Foreign Vaoation 
Chicago. Juna S. 
Normraa E. Flelda, general man- 
ager for Jonea, LInick tt Bcbaefer, 
Is sailing for Europe, where he wlU 
remain until August. 



THIEP HOLDS UP IN BOSTON; 
1X)MMANDMENrS'' IN CONTRAST 



Suggestions Not to Send "Commandments" Into 
Boston's Picture Houses Too Quickly — ^Would 
Kill All Speciak Thore 



Boston, Juna t. 

"Tha Thief of Bagdad" at tha 
Colonial oa tha fourth weak has 
ahown mora real sustained strength 
ia tha three weeks that It haa pUyad 
hara than any other feature picture 
in town this season. The first weak 
tha business went close to $18,000, 
admitted abnormal and more han 
the picture could expect to carry. 
The second week It did $16,800 and 
for the third week. Just past, the 
picture did just a bit over $16,000. 

At the Colonial, a house which 
under normal conditions' would have 
a musical show at this Urns of year, 
the picture Is doing a really remark- 
able business. The going should be 
easier from now on because of the 
departure of "The Ten Command- 
ments" from the Tremont. So far 
the weatlier here has been ideal for 
indoor entertainment. 

"T^e Ten Commandments," 
booked in here as a picture that 
would sweep the local picture fol- 
lowers off their feet and would be 
able to last out the summer at the 
Tremont, turned out to be more or 
lees of aflzxle. For a few weeks 
during Lent tho picture did clean 



CHABLES CHEISTIE HEBE 

Charles Christie, who releases his 
two-reelers through Educational 

and his features through Hodkinson, j up but then it developed over night 
is in New York seeking suitable almost considerable weakness and 
stage material for the screen. has slipped steadily right along. 

Hodkinson will shortly release With the opening 
"Hold Your Breath," starring Doro- 
thy , Devore, a Christie feature- ^j ^u- Fremont tho picture did abmrt Modern 
tefagih comedy. ' i$!7lW0'.' ' Th^ was WM* *'atf Of -Whwt* »)lct 



of tha Fair 
banks picture the slip became a 
determined slump and the last week 



the aama picture did for a week 
when it started out. If tha mistake 
of booking It Into tho lower priced 
houaea toe soon is now made, Boa- 
tonlana wonld ba off for Ufa of a 
feature picture at tha scale this one 
carried. 

Tha holding over of "Men" at the 
Fenway proved an error. The pic- 
ture was not strong enough to hold 
over for a second week and did 
about $7,600 for the last week. It 
did about $9,000 for the first weak. 
Even at that money the picture 
could not be rated such a hit as to 
call for a holdover. It would have 
been a better proposition to keep to 
the house policy of weekly change 
of bill — as most pictures playing 
this house will do $7,600 or batter 
for a week. 

"Three Week" flattened at the 
Park on the second week and was 
pulled. It dropped off about $3,000 
in business for the second week, as 
compared with the first, aumg $6,000 
last week. It started off well but 
could not stand up. 

Last week's estimates: 

"The Thief of Bagdad" — Colonial: 
Did $16,000 last week, with 13 per- 
formances and still going strong. 

"Blind Husbands"— Park: House 
returns to a popular price policy 
for balance ot summer with this 
picture. Final week, "Three Weeks- 
did $6,000. 

Fenway — "Wandering Husbands: 
Second week of Pola Negri picture, 
"Three Weeks" not so good, $7,500 
being garnered. 

State — "Racing Luck" this week, 
and Beacon— Tom Mix 
ure, "The Trouble .ShAoter.v. 



Kanaaa City, Juna S. 

Tha remarkable manner in which 
"Oirl Shy* hald up oa lU aaoood 
waak at tha Royal waa tha out- 
atandlnf faatura la film eirolaa laat 
waak. It waa tha firat tlioa « 
Lloyd pletura bad aver played a 
Nawman housa. Dolac over $1I,0M 
for tho flrat Bavan days, tt oUekad 
around IS.0M tor tha aaooad weak. 
Whaa tho small oapaolty ot tho 
houaa—tlO — la takan Into oonsldara- 
tion. tha bottao boat avarythlng In 
tha city. Held over tlUrd w^sak. 

Tha ratiwn aagagamant of "Tha 
Hunchhhck" at tha Llharty did not 
craata wnuanal Intaraat. Tha plo- 
turo had been ahown la this bouaa 
tor tour waaka at ILM top aaiiy In 
tha aaaaoB and fsatorod at otbar 
houaea In tha raaldaatial aootloa. 
Its aueoaaa aa a oomaback at popu- 
lar prlcaa — lO-SO w a a proMamatl- 
oaL H opanad tataiy waU but busi- 
naas tallad to build and tho waak'a 
sroaa was ordinary. 

Tho Nawmaa bualnaao with "Tha 
Yankao Coaanl" and tho Univarslty 
of California Qiao Club atowngly 
featured, did not hit tho a^^aotad 
mark ia tha way ot racalpts. ITor 
soma raaaoB tho coQaciaaa flUlod to 
ba tha draw axpaeted. 

Tha Malnstraat, with Ita faaturo 
plotura and Orphaum vaudeville, 
contiiteaa to pull 'am and last waak'a 
picturaa "Tho Whlta Moth." waU 
liked by tho cuatomara. Capaotty 
bualnaaa waa tha raault at moat ot 
tho avaning parformaaeaa. 

"Dorothy Varaoa," aaoond woak 
at tho lata (thrao mDaa from tha 
downtown distrlet), alumpad about 
U par cent from its first waak'a 
bualnaaa. Tha pletura waa strongly 
advartlaad and waa clran nnuaroua 
raadlnc noUoao la tM Kanaaa City 
"Star," but tha hnalaaaa did nol 
matorlallaa aa atrong aa oxpoetad. 
Tha pletura haa baaa hOd tbr tha 
third waak. and tbo |1.H top ro- 
talnad. 

Thia waak haa all tha managars 
guaaalng. It la tba data of tho an- 
nual Shrlno ooBvaotlon. Whllo IM,- 
000 vlaltoro ara axpoetod. aomo havo 
already eommanoad to arrive, no one 
can pradlet whether any will visit a 
picture houaa. 

Starting Friday, tha Nawmaa wIU 
preeent lU fifth annual revue. Mil- 
ton H. Feld, manager of the New- 
man houses, has engaged Irene 
Franklin to head the performance. 
The cast will also Include Rita 
Owen, Lloyd Garret, Jlmmle Dunn 
and other entertainers. The new 
and enlarged stage will I>e used for 
the first time. 

Laat Week's Eatimateei 

Newman— "The Yankee Conaul" 
(Thomas Ince). (1080; 66-7C). 
Douglas MacLean. University of 
California Olee Club— 20 youthful 
singers, dancers and musicians, 
added enterUlnment Singing an- 
nouncement for the theatre'a anni- 
versary IroUc starting June •. Fans 
and reporUra liked this comedy. 
"Men" looked like poor manage- 
ment to put this picture In against 
"OIrt Shy" at the Royal. Newman's 
second beat, but did not hurt thingt 
for the little one. Around $11,500. 
rc'Vyj''""*"" "by (Pathe). (890; 
66-76) Seeond week and business 
started Sunday hut little off from 
opener. Severe storm out Into 
Tu««day buslneaa. after which it 
built up again for close to $8,000. 

Liberty— "The Hunchback" (Uni- 
versal -Jewel). (1,000; 60). Return 
shown for four weeks earlier In sea- 
son at $1.60 top, and then sent Into 
resldentials. Comeback satisfactory 
to Liberty management, although 
business failed to bold up and gross 
around $4,000. 

Mainstreet— "The White Moth" 
(Flrat National). (10-60). Five acta 
of big time vaudeville made bill an- 
other bargain event. Near $13,600. 

Isia— "Dorothy Vernon" (United 
Artists). (1,475; $1.60). Second 
week on Initial showing In Kansas 
City. Top appeared mostly for ad- 
vertising purposes as but few seats 
held out for that figure. Second 
Sunday but little off from opener 
but huslnens slacked with total only 
reaching $4,700, according to official 
Information. 

Opposition first runs — "Sherlock. 
Jr.," Pantages: "Gold Madnees." 
Globe. 






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Wednesday, June 4, 1884 



NEW 21 DIREaORS OF E P. T. 0.1 
MEET FOR FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK 



Statement on SOc Tax Lifting — ^Members Start Send- 
ing Due* Following Boston Convention — Pro- 
ceedings at Boston^' 



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Immediately after yeaterday'a 
iKMurJl ot directon meetlns • 
■tatement wa« iffued by tbe or- 
ganisation which aho^ed that the 
new board waa definitely dedl- 
oated to an aegreaalve policy to 
wipe out the abueea which thea- 
tra owning producer-distributors 
■were directing at the Independ- 
ent theatre oaner. A definite 
line up agfUnst Iioew Ino. and the 
allied Interetta of that organiza- 
tion waa taken. 

T%e atatement reads: '^ince 
ttia Boeton convention of the M. 
P. T. O. A. exhibitors have com- 
municated with the national 
ofllcea from different parta of the 
country by wire and other means 
complaining of the unfair bual- 
neas methods employed by Loew 
Inc. and allied Interests In pro- 
ducer-theatre extensions and 
along oftier llnea. 

"At the meeting of tbe national 
board of directors here today this 
situation was thoroughly dis- 
cussed and the different letters 
,ajid telegrams carefully reviewed 
aa well aa other forms of Infor- 
mation regarding this situation 
analysed. Then 'definite lines of 
procedure were agreed upon 
whloh win fully comprehend 
every requirement of the situa- 
tion. 

"At the proper time these plans 
will be communfcated to diatriet 
leaders of theatre ownera in all 
parts of the United States and 
Canada ao that a complete un- 
derstanding of the same will be 
rea<^ed by an theatre ownerr 
who will cooperate in carrying 
the same Into effect. 

"Theatre ownera everywhere 
may rest assured that no time 
will be lost In moving to correct 
the abuses complained of and 
that this Una o*:^ procedure will 
be conducted In a legal, syatem- 
atic and thorough manner." 



SOBEL'S LOST COAT 



World'a Worst Daily Though 
Printed Story Six Mentha Old 



The first meeting since the Bos- 
ton convention of the new 21 direc- 
tora of the Motion Picture Theatre 
Owners of America was held 
yesterday (Tuesday) in the na- 
tional headquarters of the organl- 
aaition. A full attendance of the 
l>ocurd waa on hand. Matters that 
were taken up was a further discus- 
sion of the financing plan of the 
organization, aa well as the issu- 
ance of a statement on the lifting 
of the burden of admission tax up 
to SO cents by the signing of the 
new Internal Revenue bill by Presi- 
dent Coolldge. 

A committee from the Boston 
Allied Printers Trade Council celled 
on the directors following an action 
ta!cen by the Boston Print Trades 
Unions for a nationwide campaign 
for all printing furnished by pro- 
ducers to exhibitors be done in 
union shops of the country. This 
move Is a follow up on the part of 
the Boston unions to a resolution 
denvanding a Congressional investi- 
gation into the fight that prevented 
the passing of censorship in Massa- 
chusetts on the part of the Hays 
organization. 

Since the closing of the conven- 
tion of exhibitors In Boston a num- 
ber of the members have already 
started sending the dues for their 
Individual theatres. This response 
seems to show that there is a gen- 
eral feeling among the exhibitors 
for the need of national organiza- 
tion of an active militant nature. 

The Boston meeting did show one 
thing and that waa that the mem- 
, I>er8hlp of the organization which 
tts leaders state represents 8,000 of 
the theatres of the country were Jn 
perfect harmony. The matters were 
taken up In a business like matter 
and the convention., moved along 
from the first day like greased 
lightning. 

First Day. 
On the first day retiring President 
Sydney S. Cohen Intimated in his 
mesaage that a new plan of organi- 
zation was to be presented to the 
delegates and that they would be 
aaked to approve of changes in the 
•ooatltution which would take the 



•leetlon ot the executive officers 
away from the delegate* on the 
floor and empower 21 directors, 
whom they were to chose, to select 
their leaders for them. The board 
of directors furthermore waa to be 
given the reina of government for 
the organization and have the direc- 
tion of all of the vital mattera 
They were to select a <^alrman for 
their own board, and then proceed 
with the election of a president, 
four regional vlce-presldent^c a 
treasurer and recm^lng secretary. 
This to a great extent takes politics 
out of the national organization and 
in the event of any fights arising 
they would be of a state nature for 
the selection of the dlreotor that 
waa to represent a state organiza- 
tion on the board. No more than 
two directors could be elected from 
any one state. 

Second Day. 
The second day was given over 
to the submiasion of Hie changea in 
llie constitution which were pre- 
sented by A. Jullar Brylawakl and 
which were adopted by the dele- 
gatea without a dissenting vote and 
the final day of the convention 
brought the election 

Coi)vantien'a Close. 
Thursday afternoon In the big 
ballroom of the Copley-Plaza hotel 
In Boston the concluding aoenes of 
the fifth annual convention of tbe 
M. P. T. O. A. were enacted. 

The ofllcial work In regard to the 
■election of the committee of 21 
who form the board of directors as 
well aa the officers of the organiza- 
tion was all done in the headquar- 
ters of the organization on the sixth 
floor and not by the convention, 
with the result that everyone waa 
happy when it waa over. 

Wednesday 2< names for the 
board had been placed in nomina- 
tion. These names all appeared on 
a mimeographed l>allot which was 
on the convention floor before the 
opening of the final aesaion. At 
that time It became known that the 
last five names of the list were not 
in the running. They had wHh- 
drawn. That left but 21 names and 
it waa only necesaarj- for the record- 
ing secretary to cast a single ballot, 
which made it official that the 21 
were the directors. 

They are A. A. Elliott, Hudson, 
N. T.; M. E. Commerford. Scran- 
ton, Pa.; Harry Davis, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; Martin O. Smith, Toledo, O.; 
John A. Schwalm, Hamilton, O.; 
Fred Seegert, Milwaukee, Wis.; 
Joseph W. Walsh, Hartford, Conn.; 
Louis M. Sagal, New Haven, Conn.; 
C. A. Lick. Fort Smith, Ark.; A. 
Julian Brylawski, Washington, D 
C; R. F. Woodhull, Dover. N. J.; 
Oleen Harper, Los Angelea, Cil.; 

J. H. Whitehurst, Baltimore, Md.; 
Ernest Horstman, Boston, Mass.; 
I. W. Rodgers, CarruthersvlUe, Mo.; 
E. M. Pay, Providence, R. I.; W. W. 
Watts, Springfield, III.; Sydney S. 
Cohen, New York, N. T.; Hector 
M. Pazmezoglu, St. L«uis, Mo.; 
Fred Dolle, Louisville, Ky., and E. 
P. White, Livingston, Mont. 

The board, immediately after Its 
election, went into session and 
elected R. F. Woodhull chairman 
and then elected the following of- 
ficers for the organization: Presi- 
dent, M. J. O'Toole; vice-presi- 
dents, Eli Whitney Collins, Joseph 
Mogler, Dennis A. Harris and J. C. 
Brady; treasurer, Louis M. Sagal; 
recording secretary, George P. 
Aarons. 

It appears the real head of the 
organization is to be R. P. Wood- 
hull, chairman of the Board of Di- 
rectors. While Mike O'Toole car- 
ries the title of president, he will be 
on the Job simply to enforce the 
Instructions of the board. In the 
selection of the vice-presidents the 
name of J. C. Brady was placed on 
the list to give tbe M. P. T. O. of 
Canada representation. 

After tha sliding through of the 
election, A Julian Brylawski of 
Washington made a speech of 
thanks to Sidney S. Cohen for his 
untiring efforts In behalf of the or- 
ganization for the past five years 
and presented him with an en- 

(Contlnued on page 17) 



That lost overcoat story in which 
Bernard Sobel figured at the Hotel 
Hermitage, exclusively reported in 
the world's worst daily, seema to 
have aged a little in the way It 
should have been covered. 

Sobel lost a coat and was rec- 
onapenaed, but ha lost his six 
months ago, which should make the 
"Times Square Daily" prouder than 
ever of its vaunted reputation as 
being "the worst." 
. It appears Sobel's reimburse- 
ment atory muat have gone the 
round!), for the story should have 
been for Maro tiachman, of the 
Metro staff, and he swears his coat 
vamoosed while he waa eating at 
the H. H. 

Meanwhile, Barney Sobel claims 
that since the story of the theft of 
his occurred he has amassed $846 
and four overcoats. He la now 
thinking seriously of holding a rum- 
mage sale as nobody will stand for 
the "lost overcoat" gag now the 
summer is officially here. 

Ben Reiss is now known as the 
original "lost" compensating guy 
who plana to take a course in over- 
coat listing so that he oan tell 
whether a missing ooat la worth 
$90 or 90 cents. 



BULL-FIGHT PICTURES 



Two-Reeler Will Show on Broad- 
way 



The Penser Productions, Inc., con- 
trolling the rights to a number of 
big fight films, has taken over the 
Spanish bull-fight "two-reelers." 
made in Madrid, which are reported 
to have caused such a sensation. 
The film is an actual presentation 
of a bull-fight with Rafel Gomez 
and Juan Belmonte, toreadors. The 
Spanish Red Cross used the film 
to help raise 1100,000. 

The titles tor the American pres- 
entation were written by Dlmitri 
Stephen and the picture will be 
shown on Broadway when booking 
arrangements are completed. 



Ochs' B'way House . 
For Independents 



The big picture house which 
L«e Ochs is building on Broad- 
way across from and a half 
block above the Capitol will be 
devoted to showing productions 
of Independents. 

It will have a seating capac- 
Ky of 1,600, and runs through 
from Broadway to Seventh 
avenue. 

' It was Ochs who delivered 
the tirade against the Ix>ew- 
Qoldwyn combine at the Boston 
aonvention of the M. P. T. O. A. 



U's DENVER HOUSE? 

Reported Biahop-Cass' America 
Passes Over June 9 



Denver, June t. 

It's reported the Blshop-Cass 
America Theatre will paaa to the 
possession of the Universal next 
Monday (June 9). 

The deal is said to have been 
ntade last Friday with 10 days be- 
fore the U. steps in. 



INDEFENDDirS SHEETS t 
nGURED AS DEAD LOSS 

24 Sheets Looked On as Waste 
of Time and Money—Pro- 
ducers Cutting Down 
on Paper 



BEHT'S FIRST IN 10 YEABS 

Dallas, Tex., June S. 

Lou Remy, one of the best known 
film executives in the southwest, 
and since the inception of the Gold- 
wyn Pictures Corp. the manager of 
the company's local exchange, has 
resigned and will take his first vaca- 
tion In 10 years. 

Remy's experience dates back 
many years. Prior to the Goldwyn 
connection, ha operated theatres 
himself in various southwestern 
cities, and before that waa special 
representative of the Interstate 
Amusement Co. 



H. H. HcCOT FILES ACTION 

Ijos Angeles, June 3. 
Harvey H. McCoy, picture actor, 
has filed suit for divorce against 
Francis J. McCoy. He says he has 
not seen her since 10 days after 
their marriage two years ago at 
San Rafael, when the bride's father. 
Dr. Francis Anton, a prominent 
physician, sent her to Rome. 



NOEMA'S "FIGHT'» 

Norma Talmadge will soon begin 
work on "Fight," directed by Sid- 
ney Olcott from an original story 
by C. Gardner Sullivan. Eugene 
O'Brien will again play opposite. 

Vincent Bryan haa been added to 
the scenario staff. 



New Strand Goens 

Providence, June S. 
The new Strand In Warren, R I., 
has been opened by George 
Schwarts. 

Lon Vail of the Lyric, his opposi- 
tion, sent him a congratulatory let- 
tar. 



ICETEBS ANWESS HOOSEB 

New York. May SI. 
Editor Variety: 

I have read with considerable 
amusement the article "Pictures and 
India" In Variety by Mr. George 
Mooser. 

As it seems, after his short visit 
to Calcutta over a year ago aa the 
representative of the United Artists, 
he now assumes, apparently, a self- 
created cyuthorlty in making posi- 
tive assertions regarding the film 
industry in India. 

Mr. Mooser asserts that during 
his little visit to India he did not 
have the pleasure of hearing of me. 
'Tis a pity! Mayl>e I was not then 
brilliant enough to come before him, 
or maybe I was the hard working 
little man behind the scenes whose 
exploits may not have been 
trumpeted enough to reach his ears, 
but if today Mr. Mooser cared to 
glance over a few of the late In- 
dian journals, etc., proofs which the 
writer carries, or if occasion pre- 
sented to refer to any prominent 
member among picture circles over 
there, who the writer is, he would 
probably be inclined to think other- 
wise of his unfounded statements. 

To deal with a little of the "in- 
sipid, bunk." If Mr. Mooser will 
read the article in the "Times" more 
intelligently he will find he con- 
tradicts himself when he says that 
the Madaus own 30 cinemas, instead 
of 300. 

I did not mention that Madaus 
own all of the 300. My statement 
said that out of more or less 300 
cinemas and theatres throughout 
the country, meaning India, Burmah 
and Ceylon, Madau Theatres has a 
monopoly dver most of them. In 
the city of Calcutta Itself Madaus 
own over a dozen picture houses. 
There is, no dOHbt, and Mr. Mooser 
himself cannot deny, that "the firm 
who administered their business 
from a grocery store" — with its little 
band of patriotic officers — stand 
high up above all and rules supreme 
in the picture business over the 
east 

Again if Mr. Mooser would read 
correctly he will find that I made 
no claim at all that the picture 
"Nur-Jehan" was my "piece de re- 
sistance!" I said it was considered 
as one of our best efforts. Mr. 
Madau made the picture, and I can 
prove he wrote the scenario him- 
self. As for making' this without 
continuity, it is absurd. I person- 
ally with our head cameraman edit- 
ed this entire picture with the con- 
tinuity of Mr. Madau. Maybe it was 
not a "decorated" continuity, but it 
waa continuity all the same. 
Scansa in 2 Places 
Mr. Mooser's short though "pleas- 
ant" acquaintance with our firm did 
not, it seems, give him time to real- 
ize that the Madau Producing units 
are more than one. For Instance, 
while Mr. Madau made scenes in 
the city for this historical picture, 
I was with another party on loca- 
tion in the country. 

Sometimes there are two and 
three picturea being made at the 
same time, each under a different 
unit, and all are made with con- 
Unuitiea. 

According to Mr. Mooser — the 
continuity of "Princess Reba" 
which he wrote in two days — was 
the first from which a picture was 
to be made by the firm, but I might 
acquaint Mr. Mooser with the fact 
that my first picture made three 
years ago bf the company was 
made with a continuity. 

As for the Indian films, they are 
not of the same standard aa the 
American picture — no country's 
films are; and I am proud to say 
that India bows low to the Ameri- 
can picture — striving, learning, 
trying hard to improve dally, but is 
this spirit not more to be admired 
and encouraged by true patriots of 
the screen than to be flagrantly cut 
to pieces as done by Mr. Mooser. 
EDWIN MEYERS, 
ai4 Central Park. West) 



Producing managers, making In^. 
dependent pictures for some of the 
different releasing channels, are 
drawing the^ line upon the acces- 
sories the latter are using in tha 
exploitation and playing of films. 

They believe that time is lost and 
money waated on the 24-sheeta 
gotten out with each picture- On* 
producer wrote a sharp letter to tha 
releasing concern in the East that 
he would approve only of 24-8heeta 
that were a big "flash" and would 
catch the eye and that he waan't 
so exacting for one that was merely 
a "work of art" 

More attention is being paid to 
the three-sheets, with the cut-out 
idea preferred by the producers, 
who claim the exhibitors are going 
in strong for them as it seema 
easier to obtain a stand for a one« 
sheet or three-sheet cut-out than 
it is the regulation billboard locao- 
tions The producer also says la 
many localities the prices of tha 
stands are prohibitive and they de- 
feat tho desire of the exhibitors to 
give his picturea the billboard dis- 
play they merit. 

The art work upon some of tha 
posters stands for a lot of money, 
yet the shelves of many corpora- 
tions handling the paper product 
are filled with 24'8, 6's and S'k 
What play was made was ot tha 
infinitely small order and which 
showed that the majority of az- 
hibitors fight shy ot any 24-sheat 
orders. 

It has been the custom of some ot 
the releasing and distributing cor- 
porations to go In heavily for ac- 
cessories and noveltlea, but of lata 
the price of many haa caused them 
to go begging for orders. 

Window cards. In many eaaai, 
have also lacked a heavy demand. 
Within the past year there hava 
been a number of pictures released 
that had attractive cards made, 
with the demand amazingly low. 

One big production (his year that 
waa one of tha colossal flops oC 
the year — perhaps the worst at 
"worsts" — has a If ' >t paper mad* 
and on the shelves awaiting desig- 
nation. The chances are that the 
paper will never be need, yet the 
printing bill had to be met on tM 
paper that had come through. 






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FUNQ^S TICKET AUCTION 

Boxes to Highest Biddera In Lei 
Anflelea 



Loa Angeles, June I. 

An auctioning of boxea for tb4 
benefit of the picture t>ranch of the 
Actors' Fund of America at Phil- 
harmonic auditorium June 21, wUl 
take place June 10 at the BUtmore 
Hotel. 

Harold Lloyd, who ia chairman o* 
the committee, haa arranged te 
have a dinner and dance take place 
before the auctioneering. 

Art Hickman'a orchestra is 9# 
furnish the music for the event 



ALL SET FOE 'T. A P." 

Xk)b Angeles, June tr- 



Samuel Goldwyn haa set June I 
as the date when the initial film- 
ing of "Potash and Perlmutter" wlfl 
begin at the United Studios. 

George Sidney and Vera Gordon 
have arrived, with Alexander Carr 
already here. AI. Green ia to dl'< 
rect 

Louis Marangella, a former N«W 
York press agent, haa been engaged 
to do the publicity. 



"SHOULDEB ABMS" SUIT 

Los Angelas, June t. 

Depositions were taken here for 
presentation In the trial In the 
United States District Coiirt of New 
Yorit of a suit brought by Leo Loeb 
to collect $50,000 from Charley S. 
Chaplin. 

Loeb in his complaint charged 
that "Shoulder Arms," a Chaplin 
comedy, was a plagiarism of hi* 
scenario "The Rookie." 



PABAMGUNT HEADS SAIUNG 
Harold B, Franklin, director-gen- 
eral ot Paramount theatres, will sail 
for Ehirope June IS, to tour the big 
capitals in search of new Ideaa. 

B. E. Shauer, head of the foreign 
sales for Paramount, also will tour 
Europe. 



Wednesday, June 4, 1021 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



23 



OBNOXIOUS FILM ADVERTISING 
t FORCES CAUnON BY FRISCO PAPER 



"Journal" Loses Subscribers Through ^'Daughters of 
Men" Ad— "Call" Refuses "Cytherea" Copy as 
Submitted — Making More Ammunition for the 

V Propagandists 



San Francisco, June 3. 
'. San Francisco theatres appear to 
. t>e launcliing a contest to see which 
can outdo the other in the matter 
»f sensational advertising:, utiliz- 
'tner catch lines and sug-gestive 
drawings of such a character that 
already the newspapers are begin- 
Atng to refuse to accept them as 
copy. 

■ The attitude of the public is per- 
. Iiaps best indicated by the case of 
the San Francisco "Journal" which 
come weeks ago is alleged to hair« 
received 20 or more cancellation of 
. subscriptions following the print- 
ing of an advertisement placed by 
"'. the California theatre for "Daugh- 
ters of Men.V This advertisement 
utilized a drawing showlr" girls In 
attitudes of wild abandon at a road- 
liouse party. The wording of the 
aivertisement called attention to 
' scenes depicting orgies staged by 
society buds and college boys in 
roadhouses. 

Tl.ie picture was declared to reveal 
the effect of the present Jaw age. 
on the youth of our generation. 

The "Journal" carries a slogan 
"All the News That's Fit to Print." 
Some of its subscribers are alleged 
to have considered the California's 
advertising copy a violation of that 
slogan. 

Last week, the Warfleld, in ad- 
rertlslng "Cytherea," used a large 
drawing of a woman's nude figure. 
The character of the drawing was 
such that the San Francisco "Call" 
refused to accept it and the TTar- 
fleld was compelled to mortise out 
most of the figure. 

The Granada, in billing Cecil ae 
Mine's "Triumph," ".spotted" the 
lithographed stand adding to the 
picture's title, a sub -title reading 
"At Any Cost" and then In another 
place on the stand "spotted" she 
wanted a career and was willing to 
pay for It at any price." 

The publicity campa:jns of th^ 
Warflold and the Qranada have 
caused a great deal of comment 
among theatrical men a:.a the lay- 
man public. 

There Is a feeling ex.;ressed that 
this line of sensational advertising 
Is merely supplying the "long hair" 
advocates of censorship with added 
ammunition. 

The public that iikes suggestive 
ftatt has been bilked so many times 
In the past by sensational catch 
lines only to find the films them- 
•elves exceedingly Innocuous that 
suggestive advertising Is rather los- 
ing its "kick" as a box office 
inagrnet, but doing the V. p.itres harm 
In other ways. 



ANNULMENT AND ALIMONY 

Stanley C. Moran Given Freedom, 
but Must Support Children 



Los Angeles, June S. 
Judge Summerfleld, In granting 
the application by Stanley C. Moran 
for an annulment of his marriage to 
Gladys V. Moran. imposed upon the 
husband a payment of |100 monthly 
for the support of two minor 
children. 



B. G. EDWABDS, DIBECTOB 

Los Angeles, June S. 

Roland G. Edwards Is now a di- 
rector on the coast, after having 
been studio manager for the Tiffany 
productions. Some years ago, Ed- 
wards was a stock director. M. H. 
Hoffman gave Edwards his first 
chance, in directing Elaine Ham- 
Bersteln In "Daring Love." 

"Daring Love" was first called 
"Driftwood." adapted from Albert 
Payson Terhune's novel of that 
title. Hoffman learned another 
company had brought out a "Drift- 
ing" so he sidestepped any possi- 
ble litigation by renaming It "Dar- 
ing Live." 



GAILA5TY WITH HODEINSOlf 

Sam A. Gallanty has been ap- 
pointed sales manager for the Hod- 
kinson exchange in Buffalo, N. Y., 
returning to the organization after 
•everal year's, file was formerly 
manager of Its Washington, D. C, 
branch. 

The Seattle office Is now under 
the management of S. D. Perkins, 
succeeding R. c. Hill, who resigned. 



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OR H I 

PRODUCTIONS 

EXPLOITATIONS 

PRESENTATIONS 



AH? B'way. T«l.5580f>en. 

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First National's District Meetlno 
A meeting of the district man- 
agers of First National Is In prog- 
ress in New Yflrk this week. 

The managers arrived in town 
yesterday, and the meetingrs get un- 
der way to-day. 



OHIO HOUSES OPEN 

Lord's Day Alliancs Starting Clos- 
ing Fight 



^' Cincinnati, June >. 

In addition to the recent decision 
of the Supreme Court of Ohio that 
Sunday performances are illegal In 
the state, the ZiOrd's Day Alliance 
has taken up the cudgels to enforce 
the law In this respect. 

Governor A. Vic Donabey Is be- 
hind them and offices have been 
opened in the principal cities to tal^e 
care of officials who are to report 
violations of the ruling. 

The Alliance, which operates In 
many states, has cpncerned Itself 
With prohibition, theatrlcsd per- 
formances, fights and anything else 
that happened on Sunday. Their 
action in Ohio comes because the 
picture houses have kept open since 
the decree was handed down an^ in 
spite of the declaration of several 
churches that the enforcement of 
the law would be sought' 



His Own Bootlegger 

Morgantown, W. Va., June 3. 

Sam Prates, manager of the 
Star City opera house, motion 
pictures. Is under bond for his 
appearance before Judge W. E. 
Baker in Federal Court at EI- 
kins. In June. 

Prates Is charged with having 
a still and mash in the basement 
of his theatre. 



MOVIE SCHOOLS AGAIN 



INSIDE STUFF EXPECTED 
ATFM.-OFFEMANTRIAL 



studio Manager Suing for 
$100,000— Case Sched- 
uled for Next Week 



District Attorney Going After Faks 
Institutions 



District Attorney Joab Banton of 
New York has begun an investiga- 
tion of "fake" movie and dramatic 
schools, as a result of the recent 
arrest of Alexander Light head of 
a dramatic school, who was taken 
into custody after taking fees from 
a pupil for two years. 

The Investigation will be sweep- 
ing In its character and all persons 
having any direct knowledge of 
tacts that will help the prosecutor 
have been asked to communicate 
with the District Attorney's offio*. 



INGE'S HALF DOZEN 

Thomas H. Ince has signed a new 
contract with Associated First Na- 
tional Pictures to deliver six mors 
feature plctur«s. 

Two of the six will be "specials." 



Los Angeles, June S. 

The trial of the suit brought by 
Emil Offeman against t6e Film 
Booking Offices, for $100,000, Is 
scheduled to be called next week In 
the Superior Court. 

Offeman, studio manager at F. B. 
O.'s West Coast studios, was dis- 
missed after one picture was made. 
The "higher up" crowd didn't like 
his methods. He sues for back salt 
ary and also because, the F. B. p. 
crowd didn't keep their promises. ^' 

In retaliation, t^ks company 
charges that Offeman used the comi' 
pany's firtlsans and craftsmen tb 
decorate his home here, at a com 
of $1,0,000 to 912,000. ! 

As ah aftermath ' io the Offeman 
dismissal, Pat Powers, owner of ths 
building at 723 Seveinth avenue, NeW 
York, (the New Y'ork offices of the 
if. B. O. and the former Rol>ertson- 
Cale business), was superseded lit 
the West Coast studios by Msjoir 
Thompson, t'ept'esentlng ths "Bn^- 
lish money" btuilc of the R-C Pic- 
tures CF. B. O.). 

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COAST FILM NEWS 



AIlc« Wilson, wife of Tod Brown- 
ing, picture director. Is returning to 
the screen after an absence of Ave 
years. 



Having: completed bis work in 
"Tbe Red Lily," Ramo Novarro will 
appear in bis first starring vehicle 
for M-O under tbe direction of Frank 
Borsage. Tbe atory Is now bein^ 
selected. 



Jacqueline Logan 'will appear in 
four pictures for Regal productions. 
Her first will be "The House of 
Touth," adapted from the novel by 
Maude Radford Warren. Ralph Ince 
le to direct. Margaret Livingston 
has also been selected to star in a 
number of Regal pictures. 



Sam Warner of the Warner Broth- 
ers is here to attend numerous busi- 
ness conclaves of the concern. 



Those selected to support Laurette 
Taylor in the film production of "One 
Might in Rome" are Tom Moore, 
Alan Hale, Mae DuPont, Creighton 
Hale^ William Humphrey, Walter 
Oland, Joseph Dowling, Cecil Hol- 
land. Clarence Badger is directing. 



Lioula Jermobe, business manager 
for Edwin Carewe, has Just returned 
from New York, where he has been 
■ince returning from Algiers. 



Cleaning," which will be tbe next 
attraction there. 



June M&rlowe has received a two- 
year contract from the Warner 
Brothers, and her first appearance 
for them will l>e in the feminine lead 
of "Get Your Man." 



Henry Kolker has returned from 
Europe, where he was making films. 
He expects to start work next month 
on a new production here for an in- 
dependent concern. 

"Tiger Thompson" is the third of 
the Hunt Stromberg pictures in 
which Harry Carey is appearing. 
The scenes are being shot for the 
picture at the ranch of the actor 
at Saugus. 



Herbert Brenon has leit with 
Thomas Meighan and the members 
of the company in "The Alaskan" 
for Seattle. The Journey will be re- 
sumed to Alaska. 



IRELAND'S EXHIBrrORS 
CENSORING OPPRESSED 



Casts Gathered for ''What 
Butler Saw" and "Decam- 
eron Nights" 



Those now working at Catalina 
Islands in the Cecil De Mille pro- 
duction "Feet of Clay" include Rod 
La Rocque, Vera Reynolds, Ricardo 
Cortex, Julia Faye, Theodore Kos- 
loff, Robert E;deson and Theodore 
Roberta. 



Alia Nazimova will try the drama 
this summer before returning to the 
screen. She is to appear in a play 
to be selected at the Playhouse fol- 
lowing Pauline Fredericks in "Spring 



Glenn Hunter having finished bis 
work in the screen version of "Mer- 
ton of the Movies" left for New 
York this week. James Cruze who 
directed the picture is taking a 
short vacation prior to starting on 
"Fallen Angels" which he will begin 
work on this month. Viola Dana 
preparing to appear in "Open All 
Night," also starting this month. 



^^Very unusual and 
well worth seeins'' 



—Sa}fS LA>ueUa Panom m Nev> York American 

A great 
drama i^rith 
the typical 
Ince punch" 



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Thos. H. Ince presents 

"The MARRIAGE 
CHEAT" 

\ By Frank Adams 



Adapted by C. Gardiner Sullivan, under personal 
supervision of Thos. H. Ince 

Directed by JOHN GRIFFITH WRAY 



WITH 



LEATRICE JOY 
PERCY MARMONT 
ADOLPHE MENJOU 



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'A FIRST NATIONAL ATTRACTION 



HAWAD 



THE MOVIE PARADISE 



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T/ondon, May K. 

The screen is a vexed question in 
Ireland. * 

Following the threat of the exhib- 
itors to strike owing to certain cen- 
sorship conditions a deputy has 
asked questions in the Dally and de- 
manded that a commission be set 
up to investigate the contract which 
the Irish Bonded Film Store holds 
and the basis on which its fees are 
fixed, the effects of the import duty 
and entertainment tax and that rec- 
ommendations be made for other 
censoring arrangements. 

With the exception of his "hero," 
wbich he apparently finds almost 
impossible to cast, George Dewhurst 
bos his players for the screen ver- 
sion of Judge Parry's "What the 
Butler Saw." The American "stars,* 
Irene Rich and Pauline Garon, are 
on their way and will be supported 
by J)ruscilla Wills, Hilda Antony, 
Muriel Aked, Peggy Patterson, Cecil 
Morton York, A. B. Ineson, Gordon 
Hopkirk, John MacAndrew, A. G. 
Poulton, and Bromley I>avenport. 



Herbert Wilcox Is collecting his 
cast for "Decameron Nights" slow 
ly. Lionel Barryraore will be the 
big star. Ivy Duke the leading lady 
while others In the cast include 
Bernhard Goetzke, a German actor; 
Randle Ayrton, who will play Ric- 
ciardo; Jamleson Thomas and Eva 
Moore. The production will be made 
In the Zeppelin shed studio used 
by Fritz I,ang for "The Nibelungs." 



By CHARLES E. BRAY 

(G*n«r«i Manager of the Western Vaudeville Managers' Ate'n of Chicago) 

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Honolulu, May 18. 
Nk> o^er form of theatricltil amusement prevails but the sHent-voiced 
drama or comedy. Seventy theaitres are devoted to the screen form of a 
amusement. ^ J 

There are Japanese picture theatres, Chinese, Filipino, Porto RIcan an4 
Corean screen cdiows, throughout the five largest IManda of the group 
known as the Hawaiian Islands, the greart majority being In Honolulu. 



With a population of about 300,000, 16 per cent of which is strictly 
white, the movie theatre ts a flourishing Industry. 



Honolulu, with a population of 90.000, has four prominent theatres — ths 
Hawaii, Empire, Liberty and Pelamar. 



IVavelers as a rule expect sights and scenery we«t of the Golden Oats 
and east of Suez, but they expect, and in most Instances rightfully, to 
sacrifice many of the finer luxuries and comforts of life while en routst 
It is one of the prices for the privilege of seeing the out-of-ttte-way 
places of tbe world. 



But In Hawaii, until recently thought of by everybody as a semi* 
barbaric tropical land, not only is tlie very best of amusement offered, 
but in surroundings nearly equal to any that Broadway can furnish. 



The Hawaii theatre, built at a cost of $500,000, seating 1,800 persona, 
ventilated and cooled by the latest methods, hizuriously furnished and 
w4th a beautifully designed and decorated interior, is one of the luxuries 
whicb modem Honolulu offers you. Centrally located, In easy reach of 
the leading hotels and in the center of the sbof>ping distriist, H offers to 
the traveler a solution of whiling away evenings and afternoons whea 
the tropic glare of the sun, or the blue moonlight of a mystic Hawallaa 
night, pall a bit 



Its $46,000 pipe organ, Imported orchestra and sterling picture programs' 
will make you a fast friend of this magnificent edifice and its manage* 
ment once you bave stepped within Its bronze portals. 



W. D. PALEY DEAD 



Succumbs at Hollywood— Perfected 
First News Camera 



Los Angeles, June 3. 
William D. Paley Is dead here, 
following complications that set in 
after both his legs had been am- 
putated several years ago. Funeral 
services were held at his home. For- 
est Lawn, Hollywood. 



William Daly Paley was bom In 
Lincolnshire, England, in 1857, and 
developed into an expert cinema 
photographer, with many inven- 
tions In camera experiments and 
building to his credit. For more 
than 32 years he followed the cin- 
ema art. Thirty years ago he turned 
out the first camera employed for 
news, picturing the fight between 
Billy Edwards and Arthur Cham- 
bers, in 1894. He also perfected the 
first motion picture earner i used In 
war scenes. 

He willed his first camera to the 
Smithsonian Institute in Washing- 
ton. 



The Consolidated Amusement Co., of which our old friend Joe Coben Is 
the president and founder, practically controls the amusement field of tbs 
Hawaiian Islands. They own the beautiful Hawaii theatre and moat of 
the remaining large ones. They have the moving picture distribution 
well "sewed up." They, and only they, supply their own theatres and sD 
others with the productions of all well-knovn com{>anIe8. 



The Hawaii theatre has a well equipped stage, 86 feet deep, and a largs 
number of well furnished dressing rooms, and can nicely take cars of any 
traveling dramatic, operatic, musical comedy or vaudeville attracttoa^ 
Occasionally one such, or a well known concert artist of vocal or Instru*'^ 
mental attainments, stays over one boat on the way to Austrailla or tbs ^ 
Orient. Then the beautiful Hawaii theatre steps ovt of its movis oter*- 
aoter and becomes a legitimate bouse. 



I am told the theatre business in the islands is in a flotirishlng eondl« 
tion. The writer witnessed the opening night of "The Birth of a NaAlon" 
in tbe Hawaii theatre, when fully 1,600 were turned away. 



And now, "Westward ho!" for Japan. 



NO "TUT" PICTURES 



Present Set Being Used to Illus- 
trate Ltcturs 



nCTUBE PEOPLE SAILING 

Marcus Loew is booked to sail on 
the Leviathan for London, June 14. 
He will be accompanied by J. Robert 
Rubin, counsel for Metro and sec- 
retary of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
combination. They will confer with 
Sir William Jury, Metro head In 
England, regarding the sales of the 
combination's pictures and also re- 
garding the purchase of the Tivoll 
theatre there. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Niblo (Enid 
Bennett) are expected as passengers 
on the Leviathan. Director Niblo is 
"resting," but may go to Rome to 
look over the work on "Ben Hur." 
The Niblos are due from Los An- 
geles this week. 



All efforts of outside Interests to 
obtain the pictures taken of King 
Tut's tomb and tbe work of the re- 
search expedition for exhibition pur- 
poses bave failed to date. 

It is now understood tUe pictures 
being shown by Prof. Howard Car- 
ter and Percy White upon their 
present lecture tour will not be 
turned over for special presenta- 
tions. 

The Carter and White tours, ar- 
ranged by Lee Keedick, are re- 
ported doing business on the road. 
Carter is the man who carried on 
the work of the Lord Carnarvon at 
the famous tomb. 



SHOOT AT SCREEN 



"Birth of a Nation," In Irish-JewltM 
Neighborhood, Causes Rumpus 



2,400-SEATEB AT OCEAN PARK 

Ocean Park, Cal., June 3. 

A picture house to be known as the 
Now Dome is to be erected here nnd 
added to the list operated by the 
West Coast Theatres, Inc. 

It is to scat 2,400. 



TWINS CAUSE EETUEN 

San Francisco, June 3. 

A. S. Thomas, head of the Alex- 
ander Film Co., of Deiwer, Col., ar- 
rived here to find a telegram await- 
ing blm. 

He was all "pepped" up for busi- 
ness, when the message telling him 
of the arrival of twins sent him 
scurrying right back to the sta- 
tion, where he entrained for bomc. 

Mrs. Thomas and the twins viere 
doing well when "A. S." started the 
return Jaunt. 



POP HAKT'S ELKS PICTURES 

William V. (Pop) Hart has been 
designated by the Elks to take the 
ofllcial pictures of the Grand L6dge 
convention of the B. P. O. E. in 
Boston, July 7-10. 



Chicago, Jons S. 

When patrons shoot up s scrsstf 
during the showing st s plcturSb 
take the picture off. 

This is }UBt what liubllner * 
Trlnz directed tbeir manager of tbs 
Senate tbeatre, a neighborhood 
house, to do when an excited l>dl« 
vidual (who escaped detection ssd 
arrest) fired sever. 1 sbots at tits 
silver sheet during the showing ct 
D. W. GriflSth's "Birth of a Na- 
tion." 

The theatre is in an Irish-Jewlri* 
neighborhood. 

Business was poor, anyway; tbs 
thei-tre' was guarded by cops; chil- 
dren were forbidden, and the can' 
cellation order came at an apropos 
moment. 



VEESCHLEISER'S OWN FILMS 

Los Angeles, June 3. 

Ben Verschlelser, formerly gen- 
eral manager of the Grand Asher ' 
studios, is branching out as a pfO' 
ducer on his own. He will make 
his productions at the Robertson- 
Cole studios. 

The first will be "Empty Arms," 
which Al Bantcll has been engaged 
to direct. 



NOW PLAYING 



CUMMINaB' LEVEE SERIES 

Los Angeles, June 3. 

M. C. Levee has contracted v^ith 
Irving Cummings to produce and 
direct a series of features for him. 

Cummings is to start work June 
16 on tbe production of "Belong- 
ing.- 





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First National's "The S*a Hawk," iriilch opened on Broadway thin week, 
In underatood to have coat $800,000 to produce. That was away above the 
figure originally estimated. That original coet estimate was taken as the 
ibasls on which the pWure was eold to the exhibitors in advance of the 
making «f the fllm. 

Now, First National, according to an exhibitor's report, is trying to step 
out from under the contracts they have «n the production. Kzhit>itora, 
however, state that they are not going to let them get away with it. 

One said "It's another one of those Hearst things. He got away witk 
It when he switched to Goldwyn from Famous with M» stuff, hut yov 
can bet that First National isn't going to be able to pull the same 
thing." 

Reports agree there will 1>e no c^hange of policy at the Capitol, the Oold- 
wyn house on Broadway, now under the control of the Metro-Qoldwyn 
combine. It is said that the opportunity presentine itself of annexing the 
Capitol in the deal with Goldwyn was one of the attractive features to the 
Loew-Metro contingent, in iMromotlng the merger. 



Some of the small town picture reviewers are on the salary litit of one 
of the bigger dlstrihutlng organisations that handles the popular grade 
of films. According to report, it is a regular thing for the reviewer of 
films who also handles the picture department generally to get a regular 
monthly check for either $10 or {16. That practice is supposed to prevail 
particularly in the Pennsylvania towns and some parts of New York state. 

This same orgranization, when It recently had a picture in one of the 
Famous Players houses oh Broadway, where it had to do a certain amount 
of business to be assived of a second week, Instead of giving any of their 
employes passes to see the film, slipped them a $& bill telling them to take 
thfir friends, but to be sure to turn In the stubs of their tickets to the 
cashier to show they had spent the five. One of the employes said "I 
fooled 'em. I took the dough, bought one ticket and picked up five extra 
srtubs from tb floor. Who wouldn't at 85 cents apiece?" 



A minister in Brooklyn takes stills from cer-taln pictures, makes etereop- 
ticon views and then gives a lecture or picture talk to church bodies pay- 
ing so much to the preacher for his "spiel" and the views. Some of the 
producing concerns pay him for the making of his "illustrationis," as he 
calls his colored slides. 



RECEIVERSHIP ASKED 

Eugene V. Brswstar Mad* Dafendant 
by Wif*— PublithM MaflaainM 

Un. neanor V. Brewster has 

asked the Supreme Court to appoint 
a receiver for the so-called "Brew- 
ster publications," several motion 
picture "fan" magasines. Krs. 
Brewster Is separated from her hus- 
band, Elugane V. Brewster. She al- 
leges that Brewster la squandering 
and dissipating money for his per- 
sonal use and for gifts to Corliss 
Palmer, picture actresa 

In February of last year Brewster 
agreed to pay hla wife t200 weekly 
for the support of his young son, 
Virgil. Half the capital stock of 
the publication la placed in trust to 
secure the satisfaction of the $200 
weekly. Mrs. Brewster's iwesent 
complaint is that large sums have 
been diverted from entry in the 
books of the company and spent in 
behalf of the Palmer woman. 

Decision on the receivership has 
been reserved. 



W. R. Hearst got his money's worth when he hired Luella O. ParBons 
as the picture reviewer of the New York "American." When getting a 
rhar»ce to speak to the exhibitors at the Boston convention she went 
hook, line and sinker wltjj a plug for the Cosmopolitan j^lcturee which her 
boss turns out. ' 



The editor of one of the trade paper* was accused In the lobby of th# 
Copley-Plaaa in Boston laat week of having tipped, off Marcus Loew when 
Leo Ochs panned Ix>ew to the convention. The exhlbttor stated It wa» 
known the editor was Loew's press agent. 

What really happened was that the editor w-ho was covering the conven- 
tion stated as he left the press table that he was going to get into touch 
with New York to see If he could get a statement from lysew. 



Picture people, especially directors out there, are still diacwssing th« 
suicide in Lios AJigeles of Lew Mawnt, casting director for Slddie Small, 
May 18. It aeems aa though the more they discuss the matt«r and the 
deceaoed'a b(A>it«, the further they liave been delving Into the family 
skeleton. 

First, It wea brought out Mason's name was Lewis M. Moody, and that 
he came from a wecJthy family In Chicago, and suppoeed heir to a large 
fortune. 

it was developed that the photograph of the woman found on his bed 
was not that of Marcella Daly, fllm actreos. who Is tallad (be girl with 
the "beautiful twck." but of Josephine Howard, also known afl Gertrude 
WUkena, an actress, who was a friend of his family and died a few years 
ago. 

In hla death mMsage Mason wrote that an bia effects be given 
to Misa Daly. Mlsa I>al7 said Maaon wa« almply « new acQualntanoe 
and that aba la very much surpriaad that he made provlaiona for her In 
his dying statement fiRie Is doing notadng until tlie nature of th« estate 
be left Is dlscloaed. It la claimed Maoon InherHed $76,000 tiom his grand- 
father, wiho laJt him property worth that amount In Memphis, Twin. 

Mason, prior to coming to th« coast, was & weU known figure on Broad- 
way, as well as at the Lon« Island etudloa, where he held numerous 
tMsitions. 



Though Harokl Lloyd has two more releases through Pathe and la now 
Concluding the filming of one, half ^ doxen releaslncr oonccraa have let It 
become known that they are negotiating for hla output 

Lloyd, however, haa not given the matter a thought William Fraaer, 
bla uncle, his general manager, Is said to have gone into the matter with 
Lloyd. They have agreed not to discuss releasing any new product until 
after the Pathe contract has expired. 

Fraser, though only two years In films, aeems to be an astute and 
nhrewd business man. He is said to be of the 'opinion that in case a 
new contract Is made that Pathe should be rttown consideration. He 
contends this releaalng organlaation gave Lloyd the opportunity to come 
to the front. 

More than a dozen propositions have been made to Fraser for future 
releasing of the Uoyd output. Some have heen ridiculous with the 
amounts offered, out of proportion to what Fraser feela that the releasee 
would get. Then oj Investigation the financial standing of some of these 
people did not stand up to warrant the confidence of the producer in their 
proposal. 

Fraser, It Is said, has hcen closely watching the drawing power of his 
Star, also what the returns to the exchange are, and Is prepared to do 
so with the n«xt two subsequent releases. He will then set the terms 
under which he will make a new contract. 



Now that Fnank Pope has gone into a new line, having disassociated 
himself from hl« post as editor of "Photoplay," Frederic James Smith 
has returned to his former berth with the mag.izlne. When Smith sud- 
denly withdrew from the editorial rcpime of "Screenland,' F. J. was 
polng to take a vacation, but Pope quit the "Photoplay," opd James Quirk 
gave Smith a hurry up call. 

Herbert Crocker has heen handling some special writings and stories for 
"Theatre and Drama," a monthly publication controlled by Aimde* Ca««y, 
who hoa Bever.al other trade propositions, one being Idrntined wltii the 
coal and Iron Industry. 



"Old Bill' Stelner was very much in evidence at the Boston convention 
last week. Bill staged a party at the Westminster there that was the 
talk of the picture crowd for two days. Just where Bill got his talent from 
Is a mystery, t)nt he certainly put on a show, " and played the lead him- 
self. 



Thomas Dixon, who wrote "The Clansman,' which reatherl the sciocn 
OS "The Birth of a Nation," Is still authoring. He hoe written a new 
one, "The Blaok Hood," due to reach the stands from the D. Appleton 
company June 6. Louis Joseph Vance, nnotii*r writer, whose novels 
have hit films In greater number than Dixon's, has written a new story 
of adventure, which comes out this summer. 



SMITH'S OBOWDTG OFFICES 

Los Angeles, June I. 

Pete Smith haa moved to larger 
quarters for bia publicity endeavors 
on the Uaited Studio loU. He la at 
present handling the propaganda for 
United Studios, M. C. Xjsvee pro- 
ductions. Colleen Moore, Conway 
Tearle. Blanche Sweet, Helene 
Chadwlck, Bstelle Taylor, F&t 
O'Malley and Sylvia Breamer. 

Smith has added to bis atafC 
Jamea McFariand, formerly in 
charge of the publicity department 
at the Famous Players-Laaky Long 
Island studios. 



3,000 PAID $400,000 

Selxnick and Cir**t\» Called In 
Bankers' Union Stock Case. 



PUPILS HURTING ''EXTRAS" 



Schools Get ^2 and |3 Per Head — 
Students Work For Nothing. 



Pupilfl in several so-called dra- 
matic and i>lcture achools are belnc 
exploited by the achool directors, 
according to a report with the 
headfl of the achools "farming" the 
pupils out at $3 or $8 per piece per 
diem. The pupils do not get any 
money. They "work" aa teet and 
experience students. 

I>egitima.te oasting offloea are un- 
able to compete WHh this practice 
as extra playera get from $5 to $16 
and $20 a day. 



Hartford, Conn., June 8. 

Augustine Itonergan, special mas- 
ter, will hear tesitlmony by Myron 
Selznick, of New York, and H. V. 
Greene, of Boston, in the bank- 
ruptcy ease of the Ba^ikers' Union 
for Foreign Commerce and Finance, 
Inc., of New London, Federal Judg. 
E. 6. Thomas appointed former 
Oongresaman Lonergan to hear the 
eaae. 

Congreeentan J. P. Olynn, counsel 
for the receiver, told the court that 
Greene had aold stock In the con- 
cern to about 8,000 persons for ap- 
proximately $400,000. He believes 
that about half of this can be re- 
««vered. 



SAYS HUffiBY NAGGED 
HER WTO POISON 



BRASLET WJJiB SUIT 

WiUard King Bradley has been 
awarded Judgment, by default, for 
$1,000 and coats against Byron 
Park by Judge Caffrey In the First 
District Court. 

Young Bradley has been having 
two fights since, the action started 
against I^ark, a film itroducer, one 
to recover alleged moneys due and 
the other for his health. 

When the case was called before 
Judge Caffrey, neither Park nor 
hie lawyer were In court. It was 
reported that Park waa "somewhere 
in Tennessee." 

On the stand Bradley told of bis 
first meeting with Parte and how 
he had been unable to collect 
money whkih be (Bradley) claimed 
waa due him for a submitted pic- 
ture ecrjpt. . 



ACCIDENT BBnrOS $1,750 

Loa Angeles, June S. 

B. J. Skuppen haa been ordered to 
pay Leelle EUu>per $1,760 for Injuries 
Buetalned In aiy autooMlblle aooident 
when Bkuppen's ear eraahed Into a 
maeblne operated by Chick Qriflln, 
fllm actor, to wbleta MlM Harper 
waa riding. 

Testimony waa offered by the de- 
fense to Indleate tbat Misa Harper 
wfw bugging Cblek when the acci- 
dent happened. 

Leslie testified tbat she might 
have been leaning towacd GrlOIn, 
but at no time did she bug him. The 
court helleved the young lady and 
directed Judgment atralnst Skuppen. 

The girl was unconscious after 
the accident and Orlffln was injured. 



FUB STEALER CAUGHT 

Los Angeles, June S. 
Charged with the theft of $700 in 
furs from the home of Mae Ayer, 
picture actress, Frank Connacher 
was held for trial by Judge Am- 
brose In police court on a charge 
of grand larceny. He was arrest- 
ed wHh ' Mike Levy shortly after 
the crime and the latter turned 
state's evidence. Levy haa been 
paroled pending trial. 



New "Commandment" Film 
Another "Commandment" picture 
has reached thf» screen. "The Sixth 
Commandment" is the name adopted 
for the new William Christy 
Caibanne picture which was, first 
titled "The Powers of Darkness." 

In the cast apijear William 
Faversham, Charlotte Walker, John 
Bohn, Kathlyn Martin, J. N- .1 
Hamilton, Colt Albertson, Sara 
Wood, Consuelo Flowerton and 
Charles Bmmett Mack. Arthur 
Hoerl wrote the story. 



MacLean Buys Triver Say Die" 
Douglas MacLean has 4>ought 

"Never Say Die," the romantic 

farce in which Willie Collier and 

Nat Goodwin starred. 

It will he the first pkture In 

which MacLean has ever played 

opposite a "vamp." 



I<os Angeles, June $. 

In the marital tangles of the 
Phillip B. Rosens It developed 
through the answer filed In the 
cross-complaint brought by th« pie> 
ture director against his wife that 
she swallow* d poison In an endeavor 
to kill herself, after being urged to 
do so and nagging by him. 

The answer denies the charge at 
impropriety with a man the kua- 
band declared he knew aa "L^uie." 
It also der' the charge she w«Bt 
out at night to danoe balls and other 
places of amusement and aa^oolated 
with numerous men. 

In explanation, Mrs. Roaen vtataa 
she ' .id gone three times with the 
consent of her busbknd and in oom< 
pany with hla aister and the latter'a 
mala friend, dining at cafes where 
dancing is permitted. 

The assertion of Rosen in hla 
complaint that bis wife bought ez« 
pensive fur coats and other articles 
beyond her husband's means was 
also denied. 

Relative to his charges that his 
wife falsely accused him of assoolat* 
Ing with women, Mrs, Rosen's an- 
swer declared she did so only as a 
Joke on evcral occasions, and that 
be accepted It as a ]uke at the time. 



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PICTURES 



V/eHntaiay, Jum 4, 1924 



MIAMI 



▲Ian CroslAnd production producad by 
th* Tllford Cinema Corporation »nd re- 
iMialnB througb Ilodklnson. starrinK 
Bottjr Cnmpsun. Cropland dlrectliiK; 
■torr by John Lynch, and Dal Clawaon. 
camera man. Bhowlng; at the HIvoIl, 
Now York, week o( JUQ* 1. Running 
tima, 74 minutea. 

Joan Bruce Betty Compaon 

Ranaon Tate Lawford IJavldaon 

Mary Tate Hcdda Hopper 

DaTid Fnrbea ..J. Barney bherry 

Varonlcn Forbes. , L.ucy Fox 

Grant North. .. .Ren/amtn P. Finney, Jr. 



Originally slated for fall release, 
thia feature waa set weeks ahead 
Trben Hodkinspn decided to bolster 
It* hot weather program. It screens 
oa a neat presentation especially 
aulti^ble to the summer months. 

Possibly a lightweight as to the 
■torjr told being another transgres- 
aion against the idle rich and their 
manner of killing time, the various 
phaaea ot water sports Included 
ahould make this a cooling inter- 
lude for a hot evening. 

A high thermometer will benefit 
the actual viewing ot tl>e film, for 
the action lists motor boatinjr, 
yachting, swimftilng, aquaplaning, 
bootlegging and seaplanes aa in- 
aertlons. Bo-sldes Which the theme 
reveals a tendency to sustain a sex 
angle. 

Crosland has told what he has to 
tell In a brisk manner without re- 
aortlng to superfluous padding, and 
while the acript falls to call forth 
undue effort upon the part of the 
oaat the water activities and gen- 
eral breezlness are aufflcient to 
keep the picture's head up. Lavish 
interiors have been Interwoven to 
tetal the entire production as being 
dlatinctly in the better class as re- 
gards that particular department. 
Olving Betty Compson the role of 
a faat living ml-is who finally suc- 
cumbs to the aerloua minded con- 
atruction engineer, the theme marks 
the end of her consistent pursuit 
of "thrills" until she is Induced to 
l>oard the "heavy'a" yacht under the 
pretense a party is going on. 

Whether anything happens on 
board the boifl Is guesswork so far 
aa the picture is concerned, but the 
return of the fiance gives the vil- 
lain sufflcient hold upon the girl to 
make her break the engagement, 
and resume her wayward career 
r albeit she is still in love with her 
bridge builder. 

The resumption of her hectic 
routine is marked by her mounting 
a diving platform, disrobing and 
plunging Into the pool very 
negligee. 

The girl's guardian, also fond of 
the boy, finally induces the youth 
to see the girl once more before he 
leaves, which brings about the 
chaae to an isolated Island where 
the heavy has taken the girl. Mean- 
while his wire has phoned the coast 
guards telling a big liquor haul is 
expecj^d that night and a rocket is 
to be the tip-oft signal. The result- 
ant "jam" when the girl touches off 
the flare, the fight, roundup ot the 
bootleggers and the rescue come in 
order actively cameraed. 

Miss Compson as Joan Bruce 
gives a presentable performance, 
although not called upon for any- 
tMng that might be termed exact- 
ing. The same holds true o£ the 
remainder of the players. 

What chance the picture has to 
stand remains as to whether it can 
surmount the recent avalanche of 
films of the same lype With their 
wild parties, etc. 

The sport Ingredient should be 
aufflcient to sustain this release, as 
the outdoor angle is refreshln ; 
throughout and a body of water in 
the summer ia never hard to 
• t — even it it Is on :i screen. 

8kig 



feederles all over the country for 
their codfish balls. 

The packer and shipper of thia 
particular village has amassed a for- 
tune and he has tried to get the cod 
smell away from his son and daugh- 
ter by educating them In select 
schools "down Boston way," hoping 
that then when they came back they 
would bo ready to settle down and 
marry some real people and not mix 
with the vIlKge folk. He loses his 
guess, for his daughter falls for a 
fishing schooner captain and the son 
for the daughter of the old light- 
house keeper. 

That served the old packer right, 
for he wanted to cut the price of 
cod to the fishermen, and just for 
that they went right out to sea where 
the swordfish were and didn't catch 
any cod at all, but it gave the chance 
to piece in a lot of swordfish stuff. 

Barbara Bedford looks like a mil- 
lion dollars with her bobbed hair. 
Whether wet or dry it still looks 
good, and in this picture they show 
her with her hair wet when she 
comes out of the sea. That in Itself 
Is a novelty. 

I'rank Keenan plays the stem old 
packer and puts the role over with 
a punch. Robert Frazer Is the lead 
and does well enough, while Renee 
Adoree Is the "ruined gel" who wins 
out In the end. Fred. 



MARRIAGE CHEAT 

Thos. H. Inco Production released by 
First National. Story by Frank R. Adams, 
adapted by C. Qardner Sullivan. Directed 
hy John Griffith Wray. Shown at the 
.strand. New York, week June 1, 1924. 
'Running time, 70 minute. a 

Helen Canfleld Leat rice Joy 

I'nni Mayne Percy Marmont 

llob CanSold Adolph Menjou 

Kosie L,aaka Winter 



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Thomas H. Ince seems to have 
beaten the "White Cargo" '■"Rain" 
type of play to the punch as far as 
the screen Is concerned, although 
there Is no similarity in the story 
that could be linked to either of the 
plays other than he has a clergyman, 
a native vamp and a white ^oman 
in his production. It is a South Sea 
Isle tale that carries a lot of punch, 
.some great sea stuff and is fairly in- 
teresting and should prove a money 
getter at the box office. 

There is one thing, and that is the 
story is easy to follow, as there are 
but four principal characters, all 
featured — Leatrlce Joy, Percy Mar- 
mont, Adolph Menjou and Laska 
Winter. That last named should be 
remembered, as she is the outstand- 
ing hit, playing a native vamp. How 
anyone could withstand that gal 
when she starts to strut her stuff! 
But the ml-ssionary In this story gets 
away with It. 

It Is a tale of a South Sea mission- 
ary station where the good-looking 
native girl, who Is half white, haa 
her eye on the preacher as her own. 
He manages to stand her off until 
one of the native canoes brings In a 
white woman who has been picked 
up at sea. She was one of a yacht- 
ing party, and her husband loaded 
the boat with a sporty set, to escape 
whom she took the jump, expecting 
death, but Instead landing on the 
native isle. 

Shortly after her arrival she be- 
comes a mother. The minister has 
fallen In love with her, and later, 
when her husband arrives on the 
scene, he tries to save her from re- 
turning. As the matter finally works 
out the yacht is wrecked in the little 
harbor and the husband loses his 
life, so the coast is clear for the two 
lovers, and the native vamp is cheat- 
ed out of her man. 

The picture Is decidedly well done, 
p.specially the vamping stuff. The 
.scenes on the yacht, with a wild 
party in progress, also fit In nicely. 
It is a peppy picture for the summer. 

Fred. 



does not seem to have any partlc* 
ular box office wallop. 

Posatbly the lack of box ofllce In- 
terest 18 that "Maytime" as far as 
the stage la concerned Is a thing of 
the past. Titles of operettas are all 
too easily forgotten on Broidway 
after a couple of aeaaons have 
passed. That, however, isn't true 
of the road, and there must be ai>ots 
around the country, where the lilt- 
ing airs of the piece are still linger- 
ing. On the Main Stem, however, 
it does not look as though the pic- 
ture Is going to get very much of a 
return at the box office. Monday 
night at the RIalto there were about 
500 people In for the early evening 
show and about 200 less than that 
for the last show of the night. - 

In transferring the story to the 
screen Olga Printzlau did a very 
good piece of work. She retained 
everything that there was In the 
original and then added a modern 
twist to the finish with all of the 
chorus girl stuff and a wild party. 
However, none of the comedy that 
there was In the play was present 
on the screen. 

In the matter of direction Gasnier 
handled the picture perfectly, and 
there la a little touch of color pho- 
tography at the finish of the pro- 
duction that gives the ending an 
added thrill. There is also some 
very good storm stuff toward the 
end, e.9pecially a lightning flash that 
knocks down the tree In the old 
garden about which the stor.v re- 
volves. 

Ethel Shannon plays the lead, 
with Harrison Ford opposite her, the 
two running through the three gen- 
erations of the story. Had the pic- 
ture beaten "Secrets" to Broadway 
then Miss Shannon's performance 
would have been remarked as one of 
the outstanding pieces of ~work of 
the season as against Norma Tal- 
madge'a showing of the auccesslve 
ages of a woman. William Norrls 
is In the screen production In his 
original role, while Robert McKIm 
plays a heavy In the later scenes 
that have been added. 

As a feature "Maytime" ranks as 
about as good as anything that Pre- 
ferred have turned out It does not. 
however, appear to be a picture that 
is destined to break any box-offlce 
records. Fred 



PAL O' MINE 

C-B-C Production from atory by Bdlth 
Kennedy, featuring Irena Rich and Pauline 
Garon. The cast also Include* Joseph Swlck- 
ard, Wlllard Louis, AC Roscoa and Jean 
Debrlao. Directed by Ba. J. 1# Saint. 
Hhown at the Circle, June 2, aa halt double 
btU. 



Swasey. the hotel runner, the hotel 
clerk and the handy man around 
the Coliseum Hotel. 

The action Is supposed to take 
place In Rome. Mo. The F-P money 
baga were pretty well unloosened; 
several acenea cost money. 

It appeara a/i though most of^ the 
money waa expended on "extraa," aa 
the fair grounds scenes pallet for a 
lot of people. The Rome Trl-County 
Fair la well staged, with the meller 
Idea of the story pretty well con- 
nected for the most part. 

To Rome comes a trio of faat 
workers, one In particular being a 
reformed gambler, now known as 
Soapy Smithfl the flghting evangelist 
from Topeka. Soapy Is there to take 
the town while Mile. L.e Grand was 
doing her balloon ascension and 
parachute drop. The other man was 
the balloon lady'a manager. 

It happens that four yeara before 
a circus had come through that sec- 
tion and a little girl was left behind. 
She Just grew up as Sally Jo, and 
she and Tod were great friends. 

In a succession of comedy chases, 
with Tod after Soapy, the blowoff 
comes In a church belfry, where the 
two have a flght, with the fat boy 
the victor. The money Is s.-ived, and 
OlUe finds what a merry chump she 
has been and Tod Is the big hero 
after all. 

Some of the best comedy moments 
are In the church fight, the recovery 
of the scattered money aa it Is 
kicked through the loft down among 
the excited townspeople below. There 
is chance for fun-making here, which 
Wagner works up for all there la In 
It 

"Fair Week" seems cut and dried 
for the countryside, with the Para- 
mount bookers not having to worry 
whether the big cities like It, for ita 
small-town atmosphere and Its melo- 
dramatic continuity are sufflcient for 
the small town. 

FIGHTING AMERICAN 

Universal production, directed by Tom 
Forman. Story by William Blwell Oliver 
and adapted by Raymond L. Schrock. Scena- 
rio by Harvey Gates. Photography by 
Harry Perry. At the 81st Street week May 
28. Runs about 05 minutes. 

mil Pendleton Pat O'Malley 

Mary O'Mallory Mary Astor 

Danny Daynca Raymond Hatton 

Fu Shlng Warner Oland 

Quig Morley Edwin J. Brady 

W. F. Pendleton Taylor Carroll 

W. A. Pendleton Clarence Qeldert 

O'Mallory Alfred Flaher 



hla studlea and behavior, and coa« 
sequeptly geta the gate at colleg* 
and at home. 

Landing In China, ha U ]uat la 
ttine to amear a young revolutloa 
^nd find the girl he had Inaulted la 
college busy, /^onvertlnf the heathea 
aa the daughter of an American mla- 
sionary. 

One or two twists are the high' 
lights of an oVterwlse conventional 
plot, with China the locale Instead 
of the usual Central American dive. 
The beet comes when the girl Is at- 
tacked by the heavy", incidentally 
the Chinese general behind the up- 
rising. He forced her to his tent. 
and the last we see of them he is 
pawing her drese with lustful hands 
Just wnere the frat pin of our hero 
nestles next to her heart. 

There follows 10 minutes Involv- 
ing the hero and his efforts to break 
through the lines to the rescue of hla 
beloved. Finally he reaches the 
entrance of the tent and the audi- 
ence receivea a thrill wondering 
what will be disclosed when he steps 
Inside. He rushes through the flap, 
and there sits the C^ink sheik play- 
ing the piano while, perfectly at her 
ease, the girl watches him smilingly 
from another corner of the tent. The 
explanation comes when it is found 
the villain has happened to notice 
the pin and found himself to be a 
fraternity brother of the hero. 
(You've got to let loose a snicker 
at that one.) 

Another twist hats Raymond Hat- 
ton, the common garden species of 
bum in the United States, develop- 
ing Into a - military dignitary of 
China, second only to the President. 
Mr. Hatton Is the beat of a compe- 
tent cast, which Included Pat O'Mal- 
!ey and Mary Astor as the young- 
sters and Warner Oland as the 
heavy. 

The rah-rah stuff at the beginning 
Is perhaps more exaggerated than 
usual. There are some flashy and 
daring aeroplane shots and the 
horsemanship In the Chinese flght 
scenes Is extremely fine. 

Tom Forman and Harry Perry 
share as director and camera, man. 

Universal has spent money on the 
production and it will have to do 
business to make any money. Thia 
it should have no difficulty In ac- 
complishing in the better program 
houses, although for the Slst Street, 
which ordinarily flashes only first- 
run attractions. It waa a trifle be- 
low standard. 



WOMEN WHO GIVE 

Keglnald ItarUcr produclltvn. pre.sented liy 
l>oul» B. MHyer. r.lea.'K-d by Metro From 
-Cape CoJ Kolks." by Sarah P. Mcl*:»n. 
Shown at the rai>itol. N. Y. week June 1. 
Running time. 71) minutes. „ ., a 

Bmlly Swift Barbara Bedford 

Jonathan Swift F™nk K..nan 

Becky Keeler Iteneo Adnrce 

captain Joe Cradlebow ;'*°''"V.'\C!r'''I 

Captain Bljonah Keeler Joseph DowlInK 

Ma Keeler Margaret Seddon 

Sophie HiUKlnb-ttom •'°?;V„,^''"p "."m 

Bphralm Doollttle l^yjf '"i^hVi?,.?! 

Vo«h Swift Kddle Philllii.i 

BM Keeler ....■ .....::. . .WUllam Eugene 

Here Is an instance ot just how 
far the picture producers will go to 
get a title for a picture that they 
believe will mean something at the 
box office. Thus "Cape Cod Folks ' 
becomes "Women Who Give" on the 
ocrocn 

The idea is that the women of the 
New England neck whose husbands 
and eons follow the sea for their 
livelihood are supposed to give their 
all to the sea. Other than that It l.s 
Just a melodramatic tale of the cod 
flshlng Industry along stereotyped 
Hnes, even to the ruined "gel," 
whose man comes back to marry her 
despite parental opposition. 

It Isn't by far the average type 
expetited In a Broadway hou.se as a 
pre-release attraction, but the sum- 
mertime Is here and the chances are 
there are some that will come along 
worse than this one, which has at 
least as a saving grace some fairly 
good sea stuff that provides thrlli.s 
here and there. 

The story in laid In a New Eng- 
land flshlng village wRere the whole 
Industry is codfish. If you live there 
you either go down to the sea In 
ahtps and fish for cod, or If you re- 
main at home you pack It and send 
It out to a waiting public that gnth- 
«n avery Friday In the Chllds' 
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MAYTIME 



I.oula A. Oasnier Prf,<luotion. pre-ient^d 
by IJ. P. .^chulk>erff. Adapted from the 
operetta of the same tltlo by Olga Prlntslau. 
Shown at the Itialto. N. Y , week June 1, 
11)21. nnleased by Preferred Pictures. Kun- 
nltiB time, 71* minutes. 

Ottllie Van Zandt Ethel Shannon 

ni'hnrd Wayne Harrison Ford 

Matthew William Norrls 

Allre Tremalne Clara Bow 

riaude Van Zandt Wallace MacDnnald 

CoV Van Zandt Josef Swlekard 

Mathilda Martha Mattox 

Krmlntrndo Hetty FrancL^tco 

Monte Mitchell Robert McKIm 



Nothing new to the theme dragged 
out in this Independent program pro- 
duction, although Director Le Saint 
has done his best to make several big 
climaxes save the picture from drop- 
ping below presentation par. That 
Irene ♦Ich and Pauline Garoa share 
the feature linea may help the box 
office, but their work lan't aufflcient 
to make the picture stand out. 

There are several scenes notewor- 
thy as far as sustaining the melo- 
dramatic action, yet as a whole It 
drags Interminably. 

The picture tella of the formation 
of an opera company by a famous 
impresario who in hla desire to en- 
gage a prima donna haa a terrible 
time with applicants until Julia 
Montefort appeara. 

Some things pretty far fetched and 
streaks of attempted comedy fall to 
give picture proper stimulus. 
, Of the acting Miaa Rich is head 
I and shoulders above the rest, al- 
though Wlllard Liouia' character was 
effectively done, and Debriac made 
hl.s maniacal scenes as thrilling aa 
possible. 

Production appears to be held 
down In heavy settings, and at times 
the "shots" were inexpensive. 

"Pal o' Mine" is passable even In 
the neighborhood where there is a 
constant run of a better grrade ot 
cinema entertainment. It's main 
di^w are the two women. 



A preliminary announcement above 
Carl Liaemmle'a name speaks for 
itself, although there may be some 
difference of opinion as to whether 
it Is an explanation or an apology. 
It reads: "This picture la guaranteed 
not to make you think. Pleaise do 
not take It seriously. It Is Intended 
only as a masterpiece of nonsense — 
just to entertain you, nothing more. 
If it succeeds In this It has accom- 
plished its mission." 

The "masterpiece" la throwing the 
flowera too freely. Still, "The Fight- 
ing American" Is not a bad affair. 
It Is hoke first, but hoke with a 
kick, laugh and action. The story 
won for William Elwell Oliver Uni^ 
versal's Intercollegiate Scenario 
Contest It starts In a more or less 
serious vein, ending, however. In 
broad burlesque. 

It follows the adventures of an 
AU-American fullback (why Is it 
always a fullback In the flima?.. He 
gives more time and energy to aero- 
planes and monkey business than to 



THE SIGNAL TOWER 

London, May 27. ' 
Put on for a seaLson at the RIalto, 
May 26, James W. Bryaon claims 
this to be the world's premiere of 
the new Universal picture directed 
by Clarence Brown. The picture is 
a particularly fine example of the 
American genius (or taking an ordi- 
nary story, with scarcely a new 
angle In ita 'triangle'' theme, and 
building the thin fabric without 
losing Interest until a crashing sen- 
sation sends the audience out to 
talk of the new klnematographio 
wonder. 

The few final feet kill the ordi- 
nary preceding reels, leaving only 
a dim memory which Is utterly sub- 
servient to the closing thrill. 

Again the author has. made ro- 
mance out of the somewhat sombre 
lives of what, in thia country, kt 
somewhat snobbishly called the 
working elitss. Except for their 
surroundings, his characters might 
be moving in any walk of life, aad 



NOW PLAYING 



Prt^ferred Pictures made a screen 
ver.slon of the Rida Johnson YounR 
operetta "Maytime," and while it 
has been generally shown around 
the country the feature did not get 
,a date for a Broadway showing In 
New York until this week, when it 
came Into the RIalto. It la a decided- 
ly sweet love story made likable to 
those that saw the stage presenta- 
tion through the fact that the same 
mu.slcal score is used and as a. pic- 
ture well done from the atan(1v)olnt 
of direction and production, but It 



FAIR WEEK 

Prtaented by Jcsae T^asky-Famoua Players 
as a Paramount Picture. Walter Hler» 
.starred. Directed by Rob Wagner. In Hlcrs' 
support appear J. Farrell McDonald, Con- 
stance WII«on, Robert Mack, Mary Jane 
Irving, B}arl Metcalfe, Carmen Phillips and 
Knute Brlckson. Shown at the Circle. June 
2, as half double bill. 



"Pair Week' 
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Walter Hlers aa Tod 



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It la ttila reallzatton ot th* trutb 
of KlpUng'a Una about "Biddy 
O'Ondy *nd tlte oolonara l«idy" that 
bu (Ivan tlie Amcrloaa fifan aucb 
« big popular pull bara. 

An Knglisb producer would ba al- 
moat abocked if aaked to And ro- 
inanca in tb« lifa of a traotioa en- 
slne driver or a small buaineas man. 
Hlfl views are narrow and ba can 
only And beauty or baroiam In tbe 
bigbar ranks o( life; to btm, all 
also Is aqualor and brutality, al- 
though useful at timea in hia aearch 
for light and shade. If ba touches 
the lower strata. It is Invariably to 
make a burlesque enlivened by an 
Attempt at heart interest. 

The picture tells the story of a 
railway signalman, his wite, little 
son and a blackguard. The laitter, 
not the wealthy man from the city 
who chances to meet tho wife and 
attempts to lure her away, is an- 
otner signalman. 

The production work is very flne 
throughout. The storm scenes are 
apparently those of a terrific tor- 
nado and are most realistic, while 
the flnal sensation baa rarely, if 
ever, been equalled. The photogra- 
phy is of beautiful quciity. 

Acting honors go to Wallace 
Beery for a remarkably flne study 
of Joe Standlsh. He never exag- 
gerates and his villainy is subtly 
suggested. When the final scenes 
come he presents a remarkable 
study of bestial passion. Rockcllffe 
Fellows Is by no means as good in 
portraying Dave Taylor. His per- 
formance has the appearance of be- 
ing machine made; his emotion, a 
thing of glycerin and water. Vir- 
ginia Valll is excellent as Sally and 
plays with sincerity. A clever child 
study comes from Frankle Darro. 
These four players have the weight 
on their ehoulders. 

There can be no doubt but that 
this picture Is a certain winner. 

Oore. 



HOW TO EDUCATE A WIFE 

Baltlmcrc, June 8. 
Warner Brotheri^ production. Story by 
Elinor Olyn. Cast Includlas Ifarl* Prevoat. 
Mont* Ulue, Claada Ollltnrwater. Vera 
L,*wla. Betty Franclsoo. Crelshton Hal*. 
Bdward Earle and Nellie Bly Baker. 



The Olyn fans are handed a sur- 
prise In thjs Glyn picture. Its mor- 
als are decidedly middle class. One 
of tbe minor women does desert her 
husband for a home-breaker, but 
the incident isn't followed up. The 
nearest approach to naughtiness Is 
a close-up showing the leading male 
and female embracing In neglige. 

But they're married. 

Hero, in brief. Is a rather divert- 
ing comedy of suburbia, telling an 
amusing if not particularly excit- 
ing story of an ex-manlcurist and 
a struggling insurance agent who 
tail to weather the first year of mat- 
Hmony. 

Monte Blue, as the husband, Is 
abort on cash and not especially 
long on Ideas. A prosperous friend 
(Creighton Hale) tells him be should 
Instruct bla wife to attract trade, 
cites his own wife as an example, 
and quotes from "Prudence Prue's" 
newspaper department, "How to 
Educate a Wife." to back up bis 
argument. 

When Marie Prevost, as the wife, 
tries out tbe thecnry by keeping a 
luncheon engagement with the very 
man (Claude Olllingwater), who, 
incognito, writes the "Prudence 
Prue" copy, Monte makes the air 
blue and they separate. After a 
beries of fairly amusing Incidents a 
la "The First Tectf," mamma loves 
papa once more. 

The characters, somewhat sug- 
keatlva of a Norria novel, are rather 
good; but the story la loosely bung 
together, of varying mood and not 
wholly originaL Blue, Prevost and 
ullUngwater are In character. 
^. The film may have an asset In 
the tlUe, which, coupled with Olyn's 
name, should jyrove a draw. The 
followers of the sexy scenario, bow- 
fver, will not find what they are 
looking for. 



Ha wakaa to think thara la another 
war on. 

His daughter, a eborua girl. Is 
married to a nobleman who aannot 
pay his servants and who la In gen- 
eral financial dlfflculties. To cover 
these he insures his life heavily 
and a bogus doctor is employed to 
find a patient who will die quickly. 
This man engages a terrible nurse 
Who has a gag line, "when I was in 
the trenches." to look after the 
pseudo count who la, of courae. the 
alcoholic Plcard, They remove 
Picard to the count'a country villa 
and proceed to fill him up with 
liquor of every sort. Instead of 
•tying he only gets stronger. 

In the end the count is shot by 
the drunken nurse, the chorus girl 
gets the insurance money, and Plc- 
ard returns to his old haunts with 
enough money to remain drunk un- 
til the end. 

The whole thing is rubbish and 
utterly devoid of humor. It might 
with great luck, suit a penny show 

No producer Is named and nt 
actor beyond Picard who, to give 
him his due, might, with a proper 
story and direction, become a pas- 
iMible comedian. Gore. 



AN ALCOHOLIDAY 

London, May 29. 

Probably In the prehistoric days 
'' Of kinematography someone may 
bare made a worse picture. Also 
some genius for vulgarity may have 
dug deeper into the world's sew- 
age, but it is doubtful. 

This remarkable product. "An 
Alcohollday: The Story of a Thirst," 
featuring Picard, the "Gentleman 
Tramp," is of doubtful origin. Con- 
tinental it certainly Is, and it Is 
IH-obably French; in fact, it is fairly 
certain that It is. 

The firm who, from some mistaken 
idea of what the public wants, is 
handling It here, is Olobe Films, a 
firm who apparently buy tho cheap- 
est Junk they can find in the fond 
hope of finding some gutter market 
tor it. 

As the title hints, it deals with 
drink, drink, and nothing but drink. 
—There is no humor, although It Was 
doubtless made under the impres- 
sion the spectacle of unclean men 
foully intoxicated and generally 
bestial and enormously breasted 
women, also drunk, would prove a 
spectacle of international Joy. 

What story there is in this five 
reels of putrefying tripe tells how 
one Picard. in a moment of greater 
than usual alcoholic excess, col- 
lapses and is taken into a hospital. 



LOS ANGH^ FHH HZ 

(Continued from page 20) 

able notices began what looked like 
four-week run. $21,000. 

Metropolitan— "Miami" (Hodkin- 
son). (3,700; 26-65). Though usual 
Saturday and Sunday turnaway for 
opening, after notices in dailies not 
flattering, business fell oft materially 
during balance week. Bathing Re- 
vtie prolog feature also not treated 
kindly. $27,000. 

Rialto — "Daddies" (Warner Bros.). 
'800; 35-86). Warner Brothers forte 
for showing their wares and "Dad- 
dies" started oft at fair pace Tues- 
day night, running to average house 
business. $3,800. 

Egyptian — "Ten Commandments" 
(Paramount). (1,800; $1.65). Town 
veteran hit 850th performance and 
Indications point it will reach SOOtb. 
$17,800. 

Mission — "Shooting of Dan Mc- 
Grew" (Metro.). (900; 60-$1.10). 
Reached top pace last week, so with 
business beginning to decline this, 
its third week, with withdrawn. 
$6,000. 

State — " Cytherea" (First Na- 
tional). (2,400:35-65). This George 
Fltsmaurice production though, got 
good send oft in papers did Just 
average week's business getting 
$17,900. 

Criterion— "Girl Shy" (Pathe). 
(1,600; 55-85). Though in fourth 
week manages to hold own and do- 
ing much better than was expected 
for this period of run. $10,000. 

Millar'*— "The King of Wild 
Horses" (Pathe). (900; J5-75). 
Looks as though this animal feature 
which received big tribute from 
dailies will be sure-fire money get- 
ter for some time. Got off to big 
start and kept good pace dtirine 
first week. $8,800. 

Forum— "America" (D. W. Grif- 
fith). (1,800; $1-$1.60). Though 
world of publicity obtained and 
house commended this neighborhood 
theatre doea not aeem to get any- 
where near play expected. Busi- 
ness Inconsistent and shows evi- 
dence ot dropping below atop olauae. 
$10,000. 



WARNER'S LEGIT TWO 



Will Screen "Liohtnin'" and 
"Seventh Haavan." 



IiOB Angeles. June t. 

Announcement waa made at tbe 
convention of the Warner Bros., 
francbdae holdera convention, here, 
that the Warners have dosed a deal 
with John Golden, whereby "Light- 
nln' " and "Seventh Heaven" will be 
■creened. 

No prices were Auoted. 



FAMOUS HOVma EASTT 

Jesae L. Lasky baa let it become 
known he will devote the greater 
part ot his time to production In 
Famous' Long Island City studios. 

This la viewed, in some quarters, 
as an Indication that, with the ex- 
ception of the Cecil B. DeMiUe pro- 
ducing unit, Famous will gradually 
bring aB of its productions to east- 
ern atudloa 



CEirSOBS' TAa AT FINISH 

Kansas City, June 8. 

No more will tbe censorship tag 
of the Kansas censor appear at the 
start of tbe film, according to a 
ruling Just made by the State Board 
of Picture Review. 

It hereafter will appear at the 
end of the picture. 

Mra. Lochar with Pen Women 
Washington, June 8. 

Mre. Harriet Hawley Locher, in 
charge ot the visual education de- 
partment conducted by the Crandall 
picture houses here, In conjunction 
with the Board of Education, has 
been re-elected president of tbe Dis- 
trict branch of the American Pen 
Women. 



BOSTON COHVENTION 

(Continued from page 11) 

graved resolution, later to be en- 
graved on solid gold. Cohen, In 
accepting this tribute, broke down 
completely and cried when It was 
banded over to blm. 

Earlier in tbe afternoon, while tbe 
Board of Directors were in meeting, 
tbe chair waa taken over by Hy 
GUilnsboro ot New York while the 
various resolutions presented to the 
convention were passed. They also 
went through as though greased, 
but it waa noticeable the resolution 
that was presented regarding the 
Loew-Metro-Goldwyn combine and 
its activities had all of its teeth ex- 
tracted before coming up for adop- 
tion. 

Loew Resolution 

The new resolution as presented 
read: 

"Whereas, The present activities 
of Loew, Inc., lit attempting to 
monopolize all branches of the mo- 
tion picture industry is fast becom- 
ing a menace to. the best interests 
of all concerned. 

"Resolved. That the Board of Di- 
rectors Inquire, and carefully ex- 
amine recent moves made by Loew, 
Inc., and other allied production 
companies and take such action In 
the premises as in their Judgment 
will properly safeguard exhibitor 
interests and prevent such injury 
as may follow this or any othe:- 
combination of producers." 

Lee Ochs, after whose fiery speech 
Wednesday the orig^inal resolution 
was presented for consideration, did 
not like the manner In which mat- 
ters had progressed in this particu- 
lar and stated after the meeting 
that the matter would come up for 
future action in New York. Just 
what he meant is a question, for as 
far as the national organization Is 
concerned the matter looks settled 
with the passing ot the toothless 
resolve. „, , 

There waa a miniature battle 
staged on the floor Immediately af- 
ter the new president was inducted 
into ofllce. The next convention 
city came up, and it was moved the 
matter be left to the discretion of 
the Board of Directors, but the Loa 
Angeles delegates objected and de- 
manded it be settled on the floor by 
the delegates. 

There were but two nominatlona — 
Loa Angeles and Milwaukee. In 
the midst ot the fight delegates from 
Canada placed Montreal In the 
ranks amid the laughter of the dele- 
gates, who were immediately think- 
ing of a general good time to be had 
at a wet convention. When It came 
to a vote and on the first ballot 
Milwaukee received 89 votes, Mon- 
treal withdrew, followed by Loa An- 
geles. 

Financing Plan 

The plan tor financing waa the 
last order of business and was ap- 
proached by Harry Davis ot Pitts- 
burgh, who Introduced Mr. Brylaw- 
skl of Washington, who presented 
tbe^lan. It la aimple and does not 
make tor too great a drain on thi 
resources ot the exhibitor. It pro- 
vides for the weekly payment of 
dues In accordance with the seat- 
ing capacity of the house. 

Houses seating 600 or less will 
pay $1 weekly; seating between 600 
and 1,000, $2, and more than 1,000, 
$3. In localities where there Is a 
population ot less than 6,000, even 
though the seating capacity ot the 
theatre la over 600, the minimum 
acale of dues will prevail. 

At the aame time Brylawakl Is- 
sued an invitation to all independent 
motion picture exhibitors ot the 
country irrespective ot any present 
aflnUatlon to come Into the national 
organization, stating that the books 
will be open to every one and they 
will all be welcome. He stated that 
at present there were about 8,000 
theatres represented in the organi- 
zation, so that it can be seen that 
the organization will have an in- 
come of about $10,000 weekly, or 
approximately $600,000 a year as a 
fund with which to take aggressive 
action ag.nlnnt the producer-dls- 
trlbutor-exblbltor combinations that 
are ranged against tbe independent 
exhibitors. 

The necessity on tbe part ot the 
independent exhibitor to support 
the independent producer was also 
stressed In the talk of both the 
speakers ot the finance plan. 

O'TooIe. after being given the 
gavel and the chair, stated that he 
was honored, and that he wanted 
them all to feel that he was at all 
times ready to do their bidding and 
that the national organization was 
theirs to command at all times. 

The convention closed shortly 
after 2 o'clock after having been In 
session from Tuesday morning until 
Thursday. The final session lasted 
about an hour and a halt. 



OBITUARY 



FRANK F. MOORE 
Frank F. Moora, 48 (brother ot 
Florence Moore), suffering from a 
nervous breakdown tor soma time, 
died In Loa Angelea, May 28. 

He became a prominent factor In 
ahow business about SO yeara ago, 
when, with bia wife, Grace, and hie 
sister, Florence, the trio were 
known as the Three Moerea. Mar- 
riages dissolved the Three Moores 
and the Morton and Moore com- 
bination, successful from the start, 
also became popular. 

When the team separated by mu- 
tual arrangement, Morton formed 
the act he Is still doing with his 
wife, laiter adding his two children, 
while Frank went along in vaude- 
ville with other' partners, but even- 



prostrated at the loss ot "Hanny,^ 
who had bean a pal Indeed tor ■• 
long. 

Tbe remains were taken to bar 
home in Highland. N. T.. for burial j. 
In the family plot beside her mother. . 
Ttaia will take place at 1 p. m., Jons ' 
4 (today). 



IN MBMOBIAM 

LEAHUHANDEL 

May h*r loal r*at la p«ao* 

MB. and MBS. JACK STBOUSE 



tually left the stagi to devote him- 
self to the screen, in which occu- 
pation he was successful until Ill- 
ness overtook him. Not strong 
physically, complications set in 
which ended fatally. 

Good-natured and gentlemanly, 
Frank Moore had a boat of frienda, 
on and off the stage. His sister Is 
heart-broken at the death of her 
only brother. The funeral servicea 
were at Los Angeles Sunday. 



TEX ELLIS 

Tex Ellis, 80, a vaudeville single 
act. was found dead In bis room at 
the Union Hotel, Chicago, May 28. 
Death was caused by an overdose 
of morphine and poisonous liquor, 
a quantity of It being found In 
his room when the door waa broken 



FRANK FARRINQTON 
Frank Farrlngton (60), tor many 
yeara In the companiea <^ the Klaw 
A Srlanger and Frohman oflleaa^ f, 
but tor the paat three yeara dolus ^' 
character work In pictures at Holly- '; 
wood, died In the Arrowhead Hoa« ' 
pltal, Loa Angelea, May 27. 

He bad given a performanoa for 
the benefit ot the local diaablad 
vaterana, when be waa aelsed with 
a choking apell, and waa remove^ 
to the boapltal tor attention, but 
failed to respond to treatment. Ha 
is survived by a widow and two 
daughtera The former waa with 
blm at tbe end. The family wara 
highly respected among their eoa- 
freres In the screen world. Banr« 
Icea were held Saturday. 



HARRY e. WELLS 

Harry B. Wella. an oM-ttno 
vaudeville anA circua perftvmer, 
and tor the past five yeara stag* 
door attendant at tbe Auditorium, 



IK unvma Mamota 

of mjr d*Tot*d mad leysl heabaad 

GUS PDOJEY 

I>l*d JOM Id. lilt 

MABT MALATESTA FIHET 



Chicago, died April IS at the Ohl- ' 
cago General Hoapltal. 

The Actora" Fund and the Lojal 
Order of Mooae. Chleago lodgo Ntfl 
S, took care ot the remains. Tho 
deceased waa (0 yeara old. and la 



Mrs. Teddy Morse 

(DOROTHY TERRISS) 

Wishes to thank Ted's many friends and associates ht 
their wonderful expressions of Jove and sympathy. 



I 



down. The deceased waa a native 
ot Texarkana, Tex. 

The taking of bia lite raoalla 
Tex'a aad experience with the abow 
buaineas, and tbe young aouthem- 
ar'a deaira to make a big success. 

Tex was a nice looking boy but 
a victim ot circumstances, work- 
ing now and then and spending 
the money taster than It came In. 
He was anxious to make good but 
somehow tbe fates handed him so 
many disappointments he tell back 
upon a crony — strong drink — which 
finally brought him to suicide. 

His stay In New York wasn't long 
and he drifted back west where 
he had been in a measure more suc- 
cessful In obtaining stage employ- 
ment than anywhere else. 

He waa called "Tex" because ot 
bis pronounced southern drawl and 
"you all" speech. 



HENRIETTA BYRON 
(Mra. Barney F'«a«n) 
Henrietta Byron (Mrs. Barney 
Fagan) died of cancer June 1 at the 
National Stomach Hospital. Phila- 
delphia, after an illness of several 
months. 

Fagan and Byron were a standard 
vaudeville act for nearly 26 years. 



IN MBMOHIAM 

JOHN C. RICE 

In Cherished Memory of a devoted 
Iluntiand and I.ovlns Father. 
May HI* Dear Bout Re*t in Peace. 
June Ith, Itll. 

SALLY COHEN-RICE 
GLADYS RICE 



Miss Byron played the last two sea- 
sons in "B.ally, Irene and Mary." It 
was while on the road with that 
show she was attacked by the viru- 
lent disease which finally proved 
fatal. 

Those who knew of It marveled at 
the tortltude and gamenors with 
which aba bore her painful afflic- 
tion. 

Her sister, Helen, and Barney 
Fagan were at the bedside when the 
hour arrived, the latter completely 



aurvlvad by a aoa, who oould sot 
ba located. 

CLARA SIDNIY ''■* 

Clara Sidney, BngUsh anti aaa, 
died auddanly at lOlS Madtoon mn- 
nue laat week. Mlaa Sldnoy^i laat 
appearance waa la "Marton oC tho 
Movlea." A aiatar, Mra V4ra Onnn, 
survives. Funeral aervioea ware 
held firom CampbeU'a Funeral ^ 
Church. > 

IRENB LYOON 

Irene Lydon, aged M, daughter a< jj 
Patrick F. Lydon, owner of the Im< ? 
perlal. South Boston, Masa.. wao 
rtriokan auddenly while auftotnohlla 
riding with a friend la Wobura. 
May 2S. and died ahortly afterward. 
Mlaa Lydon bad complained of feel- 
ing IM and her companion atopped 
hla machine and a phyalolan wao 
s\m>moned. Attar he gave her aomo 
medicine, the Journey waa oontln* V 
ued. Shortly after aba waa atrlokaa t* 
again and died before a doctor ar« i 



rived 



i^r>. 



BEN B. LEWIS 
Ben B. I«wla, theatre man, died ' 
at Bl Paso. Tex., May 12, after aD • 
extended illneaa. Ha leavea a wlfa^ 
three brothera and two slstera 



SMALLPOX 8GABE 

Detroit, June I. •^; 

Tbe black smallpox epidemic hi . 
Detroit bus affected box offloa ro- 
celpU at the piotun. theatres. 

Practically every peraon in DetroM 
wao ordered to be vacclMtted. Now, 
that the acare Is over, exhIbHora 
look for big Improvement 1^.. 
buslnosa. ,-^','. ■ 



EOUSMAH'S 'TOUHS OT 

Arthur Housman has everything 
ready for tbe screen presentation ot 
his new comedy, "Found Out" Thia 
Is a two-reeler which Houaman dl- 
rected in addition to doing the lead. 

The cast inciudea Christine Wln- 
throp, Lou Ooray and Pierre Coli«|^ . 



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CALIFORNIA ORCHESTRA 



MOVIELANiyS FAVORITE DANCE ARTISTS 



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B. F. KEITH'S PALACE 

NEW YORK 

THIS WEEK (JUNE 2) 



AND 



HOTEL ASTOR ROOF 



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FEATURING HIS SENSATIONAL FOX TROT HIT 







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JEROME H. REMICK and CO. 



NEWYORK CHICAGO DEIKOIT SANFRANOSCO 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



VARIETY ^ 



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US. uetLll CARTER CO. w 
AMinatie Skttch 
f^ Min.; Fun (Special DrapM) 

Palace 

Making her vaudeville debut, the 
tne-tlme Zaza la ualng a aketch by 
John Colton, one of the authors ol 
"Bain," called "Allxe of Tartary," 
H being a luper-mellow-melodraina, 
with a murder to prove Ita aerloua- 

licss. 

Despite that, however. It Is «o In- 
volved and pedantic In its sopho- 
nioric plottlngB that aside from the 
polite applause accorded the star, 
it drew little but coughs and the 
fhuffUng of feet from the Palace 
audience on Its debut, Tuesday 
jnatinee. 

The plot contjrns two women, 
one the wife of the Russian Grand 
Duke Leopold, and the other his 
mistress, a dancer. Kemenoff, the 
Bed leader, has murdered the Duke. 
The two women, bound by their 
common love and the self-renuncia- 
tion which must be written Into a 
Leslie Carter part, determine to 
©utwlt the Red leader. That they 
do is apparent from the moment 
Mrs. Carter enters from behind the 
secret passage masked by the dou- 
ble-headed eagle of the Rom.'-noffs. 
The Red begins drinking, and gets 
a sharp edge on. But fhe tltian- 
haired Mrs. Carter retains her nian- 
ners of English drawing-room com- 
edy and keeps sober, thereby scor- 
Ins her point. 

For a finish she kills the Red, 
coming back to do a Eurlpldean 
Electra over his dead body, the 
wh'lle reminding herself that the 
blood of Kubla Khan flowed in her 
veins and that by her murder she 
has avenged Holy Russia. 

Which, of course, made It okay. 

J. D. Williams staged the sketch, 
and considering the material, did 
well enough. Skimpy settings did 
not help the general in)pres8lon. 

-Marie Ilka as the "other woman," 
Edward Arnold as the Red, and 
RoKS Hertz In a minor role, fur- 
nished capable support, with Mrs. 
Carter making a handsome appear- 
ance in a Jet black gov/n. Her role 
In this piece _ is supposedly dra- 
matic, but the lurid and lengthy 
theme proved too much. Bisk. 



ABE LYMAN and Hia California 

Orchaatra (12) 
86 MIna.; Full Stage (Special) 
Palac* 

A few mlnute.1 of pictures Intro- 
duces the band, announcing Cali- 
fornia's contributions to the dance 
music field with Art Hickman, Paul 
Whlteman and Abe Lyman listed. 
The "shots" deal with screen and 
sports' luminaries, all expressing 
their sorrow at Lyman's departure 
for the east. 

The band opens with "Waters of 
Hhe Mlnnetonka," a Lyman favorite, 
in a beautiful palm garden set 
with a waterfall background, a rep- 
lica of his coast background. It 
runs through an assortment of 
dance numbers, depending chiefly 
on the band to sell the act. 

And how they sell It! The debut 
Monday was sensational. 

There will be no denying for this 
organization In the east. Their 
dance rhythm is Irresistible. The 
sensational "gazook-mutlng" by 
Kred Martin's trombone, Ray 
Lopez's "hot" trumpeting, and 
Charles Kaley's fetching tenorlng 
of different choruses, coupled with 
the personnel's general " contribu- 
tion from all angles, leaves little 
doubt as to this newcomer's mu- 
sical importance. 

Lyman will take his place along- 
side of the foremost leaders at 
once. 

The orchestra numbers 12. Ly- 
man conducts and Is at the drums 
in the centre. Three saxes, two 
trumpets, piano, two violins, banjo, 
trombone and bass complete the 
line-up. 

It cannot miss as a vaudeville 
act. Owing to their Hotel Astor 
roof engagement, the vaudevlllo 
will be limited to the metropolitan 
hou.ses, but this band can go Into 
the Hippodrome for an Indefinite 
stay 



EMMA HAIQ and Co. (2) 
Dancing and Singing 
14 Mina.; Full Stage (Special) 
Fifth Ava. 

Emma Haig reiuma to Taude- 
vllle after a mwrloal oomedy. 8b« 
is doing practically the aame turn 
she has for aome time on the twice 
dally, with the chief difference the^ 
presence of Walter Preston auc- 
ceedlng another tenor, George Grif- 
fin, as th<i vocalist. Miss Halg opens 
with a little Introductory song in 
one, emphasizing her sojourn in the 
legit. A shift to full -stage reveals 
a ratheiT -good-looking drape and 
set. Mary Washburn is at th«> 
piano, a sweet appearing girl, who Is 
not given the opportunity to be 
anything but an accompanist, al- 
though she makes her keyboard 
work outstanding. 

Preston Is a lyrical tenor, hailed as 
a find eorly this seaaon when ap- 
pearing in a different act. He has 
two solos, one standard and one 
popular, and shows great tonal 
beauty in both. He etill has much 
to learn, not only in the vooal line, 
but for stage presence. At the fin- 
ish he does a few waltz steps with 
Miss Halg, getting away with them 
surprisingly well for one who is evi- 
dently not a trained dancer. 

The chief value Is built around 
little Miss Haig's stepping, always 
notable. Besidea the waltz, she 
does a Jackie Coogan novelty and 
two other dances, demonstrating the 
pirouettes, ankle bends and trick 
turns that have won her fame. 

Miss Haig's costumes are, as al- 
ways, dainty and tasteful. 

The turn *t present is somewhat 
lacking In the way of paice and fin- 
ish. With these acquired. It ahould 
serve as a neat number for the beat 
houses. 



MOORE and MITCHELL 

Songs, Talk, Acrobatics, Dances 
12 Mins.; One 

Aioore and Mitchell are talking, 
singing and dancing acrobats. They 
wear bell-shaped French tuxedos 
for comedy, one of the pair also 
using a slight Hebrew dialect. 

The gags and talk In between the 
tricks are mostly of familiar vin- 
tage, but the turn entertains con- 
sistently and Is sure-fire for the in- 
termediate houses. 

The dancing runs to eccentric 
buck and acrobatics, both being 
proficient at all styles. Travestied 
hand-to-hand tricks, with falls at 
the finish were good for big laughs. 
A "rocking horse" trick, both up- 
setting by rocking too far, was an- 
other comedy punch. 

At the finish the comedian over- 
does hie ballyhoo of his partner's 
excellent ground tumbling and re- 
versed hand-springs. 

The turn can hold a spot on tne 
pop bills and would get by early up 
on a big-time layout. They were 
very well rewarded here. Con. 



QILDA GRAY 
Singing and Dancing 
18 Mina.; Full (Spacial) 
Hippodrom*. 

Gllda Gray la In vaudevUle after 
a season's sojourn with "Zlegfeld 
Follies." For her two-a-day vehicle 
she has three of the numbers she 
did with the Zlegfeld show and In 
lieu of the Zlegfeld b«auty brigade, 
has substituted the Allen Foster 
Dancing girls for her showing here, 
working them In all three numbers, 
presented in the fashion of song 
scenes, with individual settings and 
costuming. 

Miss Gray opens with "It's Get- 
ting Darker on Broadway" as an in- 
troductory for a nifty jazz dance 
with the Hip steppers coming on in 
white costumes similar to those 
used by the Zlegfeld choristers in 
the same number. The trick light- 
ing is also employed to block out 
the white features of principal and 
choristers, providing the Illusion 
that the strutters are colored. 

There is also the background 
showing Broadway's night places In 
the throes of Ethiopian entertain- 
ers. The number is well pepped up 
and goes over with a bang. 

Another group of 16 girls appear 
In the second scene, a South 8ea 
Isle affair which provides the set- 
ting for a number and hula hula 
dance by Oilda, with the girls also 
lending to It much snapplness. All 
are costumed appropriately with 
Miss Cray substituting silken shreds 
for the regulation grass shred skirts 
worn by the ensemble. 

An un-billed toe dancer filled a 
change gap between this and the 
final number, "Beale Street Blues," 
which Miss Gray sent over in char- 
acteristic fashion, punctuated by the 
"shimmy" dance that shook her out 
of the cabarets and into the "Fol- 
lies." The latter wowed them as 
usual. 

The Hip presentation proved a 
great build-up for the shimmy 
queen. The settings and girls helped 
lots. Spotted No. 10 the act was a 
cleanup. 



"A PICTURE OF 18(10" (7) 
Miming Tableaux and Playlet 

It has everything desirable in i IS Mins.; Full Stage (Spacial) 

band acts. That takes in a rhythm **"'■ ' ''- 

that l.s unique, a pretty set, melody, 
and, not the least, personality. 

Aid 



CADIEUX 

Tight Rcpo •• 

11 Mine; Full Stage 

Cadicux is a stoutly built fellow, 
whose weight is no handicap to him 
In his bounding wire stunts, similar 
to those originally shown to New 
Yorkers by Juan Caicedo, when fea- 
tured In Broadway production 30 
years ago. Such acts have been 
scarce since and Cadleux should be 
a novelty on that account. 

Instead of the soft soled shoe 
generally worn, by wire walkers, 
Cadieux wears ordinary shoes on his 
opening, later putting on high- 
higeled leg boots with spurs at- 
tached, in which he does leaps. 
Jumps and somersaults, using a 
heavy balancing pole. 

His various stunts each received 
generous acknowledgment, besides 
a couple of curtains at his finish. 

A good opener for almost any 
bill. 



WALTER LIBBY and Co. (2) 

Triok Bicycle 

14 Mins.; Full SUgo 

Llbby Is assisted by an unbilled 
cyclist, who works In grotesque 
clown make-up. The assistant is 
funny and a corking performer on 
the giant unlcycle. A nicely pro- 
portioned brunet appears once or 
twice for some conventional riding. 

Llbby's solo riding on the ordi- 
nary bicycle Is excellent and in- 
cludes all of the standard tricks 
and spins. He features a double 
and triple boomerang around the 
handle bars. The triple is preceded 
by comedy business, with the clown 
after each miss winding up In a 
realistic looking collision when 
Ubby's bike hits the clown riding 
ahead ©n a miniature wheel. 

The clown's attempts at riding a 
wooden disk with pedals on it was 
a big laugh-getter. 

The act closed a long bill and 
went nicely. It compares favorably 
with any of the bicycle acts seen 
around. Con. 



P. DODD ACKERMAN 
SCENIC STUDIOS, be. 

140 WEST 39TH STREET 

NEW YORK 

Deaigners and Mahera of 



High 



JAZZ ORCHESTRAL REVUE (9) 

Music, Singing and Dancing 

18 Mins.; Full Stage (Spacial Cyc) 

Eight pieces In the orchestra — 
two saxaphones, violin, piano, trum- 
pet-cornet, slide trombone, banjo 
and drums. Good combination for 
this class of theatres 

A snappy working, good looking 
girl appears to be the reason for 
the band, she singing (better than 
average voice) and dancing to the 
band's accompaniment. 

And she dances, too. Three num 
hers, each flashing a different st^le 
of dance, was her contribution to 
the entertainment, and each was 
heartily applauded by the blase (as 
far as dancing goes) City theatre- 
goers. 

Besides this, the -girl has a ton 
of personality and only lacks op- 
portunity for better things. 

ELLY and CO. (1) 

Juggling 

15 Mins.; One and Three (Latter 

Special) 
Hippodrome. 

Elly, billed as America's peer of 
lady jugglers. Is a blonde woman 
whose smallness of stature fits in 
well with the Idea of her act. 
Dressed as a kiddie she comes on 
with doll caYriage in one, Juggles 
pillows, balances carriage and other 
objects. The act shifts to three 
where she continues to Juggle toys 
ranking from dolls to a mammoth 
rocking horse, all of which dovetail 
with the nursery set background. 
For a finish she tialances a huge 
settee on forehead while ascending 
and descending an eight-step ladder. 

The act is a novelty in the Jug- 
gling line as far as treatment goes 
and Elly Is as an accomplished jug- 
gler as has thus far trod the two-a. 
day boards. A likeable feature any 



Coliseum, London. 

This act marks a distinct enter- 
tainment change and it may be a 
new era in the entertainment world. 
Described by Cecil Hepworth as 
"luminous miming" it Is the prolog 
from the Hepworth picture, "Com- 
ing Thro' the Rye." 

A huge picture frame is draped 
with tabs. The canvas is in reality 
an ordln.ary 'transparent klnema 
screen. Main sub-titles are project- 
ed followed by Introductionary ones. 
These latter fade out, disclosing an 
ordinary oak chamber set of the 
early Vlctorijin period in which one 
by one, each introduced by a sub- 
title, the leading characters in the 
picture appear and with a few ges- 
tures of pantomime, give an Idea 
of their respective positions in the 
story. 

The introductions are followed by 
a short pantomime setting forth the 
motif of the story. 

The thing about the show Is the 
beautiful dressing and the genius of 
Cecil Hepworth'e lighting. He car- 
ries his own lighting apparatus and 
switchboard and operates entirely 
himself. 

As an act pura and simple it Is 
somewhat unsatisfactory aa sean in 
such a huge theatre. From the 
back of the clrcla the figures are 
blurred and It la Impossible to dis- 
tinguish expreaalon on the players' 
faces. From higher up In the build- 
ing the faces themaelvea must be 
little better than a blur. 

The set would do wall In amaller 
houses and make a distinct and 
welcome changa In a rvvue. Head- 
ed by Alma Taylor, It la presented 
by the original players in tha pic- 
ture with the exception of Gordon 
Hopklrk, who now plays the hero 
originally created by Shayle Gard- 
ner. 

Hopklrk Is 100 per cent better in 
the part than the othar man. The 
act was well received, although 
pretty obvious It had not attracted 
a multitude of picture "fans." 

A full call waa taken and an at- 
tempt on the part of Cecil Hep- 
worth and Alma Taylor to "pinch" 
a special "tab" call for themselves 
was ruined by the Indian army 
bands commencing their act while 
the two were still bowing. Oore. 



ROYAL HONG KONG TROUPE (6) 
Japanese Novelty and Acrobatics 
11 Mins.; Full Stage (Special) 
58th Street 

Five Japaneae, two men, two 
women and one anoall boy In an 
ordinary routine. One of the women 
has light brown har and appears to 
be partly if not entirely Caucasian, 
although she wears an oriental cos- 
tume. 

The routine embraces fire-eating, 
plate spinning, contortion work and 
hair swinging by the women. Noth- 
ing is extraordinary, and some of the 
work is very poorly done. In addi- 
tion, this trouj>e lacks ahowman- 

shlp. 

At present the turn la only for 



eat Claaa VaadevUle 



SINGER and EDWARDS 
Songa and Talk 
12 Mins.; One 
Lincoln Square 

Two men. One handlee the 
comedy and is the mainspring, the 
other working straight, doing fairly 
well with his voice. At this house 
the boys whammed 'em, largely due 
to the lyrical construction of a com- 
edy number. Some of the inferencec 
were close to the "blue," with the 
comic switching to another word 
other than the one that the audi- 
ence si.rmi«ed would be there. 



MARQOT KELLY and Ca 
Skatch 1 

25 Mine.; Full SUga 
Maryland, Baltimora 

Baltimore, May SI. 

The Entanglement" is a comedy- 
playlet presented by Amelia Bing- 
ham, with more or less farcial treat- 
ment by and with John Bowie. Mar- 
got Kelly la starred, but Bowie's 
part is of first importance, and tha 
most effectively played. 

The rather sketchy plot has to 
do with Bonnie Allen (Norman 
Hackett), and his ward Iris (Mlsa 
Kelly). Allen Is about to marry 
someone offstage. He tells Blanche 
Wlckham (Kathleen Belden) all 
about it It seems that he still 
regards Iris a child, but she Is 
eighteen and much In love with 
him. 

Iris makes quite a scene when he 
leaves to apend the evening with 
the other woman, but he doesn't 
understand her emotion. She Is only . 
pretending this time, however, aa 
she has arranged for Phillip Hull 
(Mr. Bowie) to call on her. 

Phillip Is a comically bashful 
swain. In a scene somewhat sug- 
gestive of "Fair and Warmer" sho 
introduces him to cocktails and In- 
sists they don robes du nuit, so 
that she may be "compromised." 

Allen returns at the psychological 
moment, suspects tha worst, and in- 
sists that Phillip marry Iris at once. 
Iris then confesses her love for 
Allen, he realizes that It Is she ha 
really loves and prepares to assume 
Phillip's place when the minister 
arrives. 

The scene between Bowie and 
Miss Kelly la the only one that 
matters. This haa decided posal- 
bllltles. With more direction Bowie 
could develop his role Into some- 
thing very diverting. Miss Kelly 
doesn't seem to be especially well 



The comedy chap has a story ^ort, embracing foolish endearments. 



about a traveling man and a fem- 
inine hotel clerk which is raw in 
nature,' but gained an outburst, 
The boys warble now and then and 
the comic throws in a brief dance 
that combines a little of a Russian 
routine which got applause. One 
point In the comic's favor is his 
delivery, the rear of the house catch- 
ing every word. 

If .the boys retain their "blue" 
gags and keep the last number in- 
tact they will wow them in every 
pop house they play. The "strfiight" 
could help by not taking hiq work 
so seriously and mechanically. 



MURRAY GIRLS 

Harmony Singing " '. ,„ ( 

11 mins.; One 

Jefferson 

The Murray Girls have been 
around for some years and always 
with their harmony singing. The 
present turn haa most of its music 
sung to the bare accompaniment of 
a well strummed uke. Fop stuff is 
their material and in several songs 
a patter version Is used effectively. 

The dressing^ calls for comment. 
White Jeweled bodices are used 
with the skirts of a light chiffon 
material which allows for a divided 
light effect, the bodice sparkling 
and the skirts taking the spot color 
nicely. 

On the strength of their harmony 
the 

No. 2 on the medium time, and on 
some bills could jo down further. 



GAFFNEY and WALTON 
Comedy Talk and Singing 
14 Mins.; One (Spacial) 
68th Street 

Before a special drop, represent- 
ing the exterior of a church, Qaffney 
and Walton appear aa a newly- 
married couple. He is undersiaed, 
and she la about twice aa tall and 
built proportionately. She has. 
however, a sweet expression and • 
good deal of charm. — 

The talk is usual for acts of this 



petty arguments, "going home to 
mother," and one or two allghtly 
suggestive honeymoon wise cracks. 
There is also a good deal of kidding 
each other on acoount of the great 
difference in size. She says she 
fears to be arrested for kidnapping, 
and he for bigamy. Again, when he 
demands they buy a cradle, aha re- 
fuses, saying she thinks ha (the 
husband) la almost big enough to 
sleep in a regular bed. 

That brings a howj and a good 
many other wheezes do llkewlaa,-' 
but the turn Is essentially ainalN . 
time 'In construction, humor and 
delivery. Some of the talk la very 
antiquated, and none of it la of tha 
sparkling variety now popular In 
the better houses. 

At the finish they attempt a song 
to dlsasterous results. She baa a 
melodious talking voice, but her 
vocal powers are aadly limited. A 
burlesque dance, with the wonoan 
tossing the "shrimp" partner about, 
brought down the curtain to tumult- 
ous applause. , 



BENNY RUBIN CO. (6) 
Comedy Skatchoa 

31 Mins.; Ona and Three (Spacial) 
5th Ava. 

A series of flva sketches with 

Benny Rubin, the principal comic 

in each Interlude, and marking 

himself through means of his trick 

^ ^ laugh. Assisted by three men and 

glrla f>-«_K00d an.y^here^ for ^„^ ^omtn the act gains its rea- 

son from the side stage apertures 
revealing a man and woman perus- 
ing newspapers with the verbal de- 
scription of happenings leading 
Into the playlets. 

A railroad station, husband and 
wife squabble, police court and 
Russian skit are offered, in between 
which Is Inserted a vocal solo by 
one of the women, and a duet 
backed by a series of goldfish bowls 
so lighted as to Illusion live canary 
birds within the globes. Tha bit 
(Continued on page 31) 



MME. BERNICE DE PA8QUALE 

Singing 

15 Mins.; Three (Special) 

Hippodrome. 

Mme. Pasquale is recruited from 
the operatic stage, having succeed- 
ed Mme. Sembrlch with the Metro- 
politan Opera and having co- 
starred with the late Enrico Ca- 
ruso with the same organization. 

Although using a piano as a prop 
the singer works with house orches- 
tra, at least she did at her showing 
here. She Introductorled with an 
operatic aria In Italian, disclosing a 
pleasing soprano voice, rich In tone 
and robust In volume. She fol- 
lowed with another Italian aelec- 
tlon and closed with "Coming 
Thru' the Rye" in English. 

Was a most acceptable feature in 
fifth spot with the Monday night 
audience showering an ovation 
upon her that could not have pos- 
sibly been outclassed by a Met au 



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Swarts A Cliftord Kelly A B'atlacham 



SAKATCOA, N. T. 
Coagreaa 

2d half 
wniard 
Kias'a Melodyland 

SCnCMKCTADT 
Frsrter'a 

waiiama A Taylor 



ONION mix, K.J. 
Majastie 
id hair (S^-» 
r A M Dale 
(Othera to Oil) 

OTICA. N. Y. 
Oslsalsl 

J A C McMann 
Wright A Oaxman 
O'Connor A Wltson 
(Two to mi) 
2d half 
Ward A ZoIIer 
Melva Thelma 
Ben Smith 
Oonsalea A White 
(One to nil) 

WASHINGTON 
B. F. KeltU'a 

Orace LaRue 
M A M H Hamilton 
Kramer A Boyle 
WlUlams A WoKus 
Brown & Whlttaher 
Laura Ormsbeo Co 
Frldkln A Rhoda 
Hagenbach'a Liona 



WATBBTOWM 



Ward A Better 

Melva Telma 
Ben Smith 
Uonaalca A White 

Z<t halt 
J A C McMaaa 
Wright A Oayiaan 
O'Connor A Wilaon 

WUKBLINO. W. V. 

Victoria 

Bernard A Merrit 
Betlly A Rogers 
Eddie Caaaady 
Shadowland 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Masie Lunette 
Summers A Hunt 

YONKBBS, N. V. 
Prector'a 

2d half (&-8> 
The Wanderer 
M & A Clark 
(Others to nil> 

2d halt (12-IS> 
Leon A Dawn 



POU CIKCUIT 



BKIDGEPOBT 
Palace 

L A H Zlegier 
Jean MIdilleton 
Frank Van Hoven 
Healy A Cross 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Al Striker 
Smith A Troy 
Morris A Shaw 
(Two to All) 

HABTFOSU 

CapMal 

Lucy Gillette Co 
The Enchanters 
Morris A Shaw 
(Two to All) 



Whan 

Playina 

Philadelphia 



JACK L UPSHUTZ 

TAILOR 908 Wabut SL 



Order 

Monday 

Finish 

Saturday 



(Thraa te All) 
NIAOAKA FALUI 
Belle View 

Therntoa A SQUiras 
(Others to nil) 

2d half 
Oakea Deloor A K 
Tessa Comedy 4 
(Otkeis ta til) 

OTTAWA, CAN. 
FraaJiHa 
Baras Brea 

Fox A Allen 
Foley A Jerome 
H Downing Rev 
(TsPO to All) 

MONTBEAL 

Imperial 

(Sunday opening) 
Adelaide Bell Co 
Preaaler A Klalsa 
Dupree A Dupree 
Mutual Man 
Morgan A Sheldon 
Gene Morgan 

MT. TBBNON, N.T. 
Proctor's 

2d half (5-8) 
The Qaudamiths 
O'Rourke A Ja':ks'n 
Wonderful Man 
Sybil Vane 



M'Clcllan A Saraha 
Ned Wayirara Rev 
V A B Slaatoa 
The KIkutaa 

Orand O. H. 
Seville A Pblllips 
Ryan A Ryan 
Moran A Wiser 
Dolly Kay 
Harry Siatko's Bev 



WItlard 
(Thie« to All) 
td halt 
Carpos Brea 
Oehan A Oarrlaoa 
Jse Darcy 
(Two to ail) 
8TBACVSB 
B. V. KeUk% 
K A B Oreaa 



jamM— :=bklle 

KELSO and DeMONDE 

ta "KBBT KOOI," at 

MOROSCO. NEW YORK. INDEF. 



Loyland Sc 8'iannon Jack Donahue 



Jos. B. Stanky and Co. 

Direction PUIE, MOBBIS 



Mark A Brern 
Yorke A King 
fanny Graham Rar 
(One to nil) 

DETROIT 

Temple 

Vfann A Strong 
Jimmy I,ucaa Co 
I.ockatt ft Page 
Wm Bbba Co 
?lark A M'Criltough 
tOno to All) 

ELUIBA; N. V. 

Mujestir 

Bob Bob A Babble 
May McKay A !<1a 
Reed A Ray 

Maryland Bnt 

(One to nil) 

2d half 
Kelly A Knoc 
J R Johnson Co 
(Three to All) 

FALL BIVBB 

Empire 

Hunting & D'Ariu'd 
Lytall A Fant 
Cook A Rosevere 
Waltera A Walters 
Jugglelaad 

IIOLYOKB. MA.19. 
Victory 

Williams A Daisy 
Watts A Reingold 
Ital Johnson Co 
Burke A Uurkla 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Morritt A Cuughim 
Hifinor I'^risoo 
(Three to Gil) 

JERSEY CITY 

Mats 

2d half (.&-»t 
Paul Nolan 
I.eoa A Dawn 
Heod A Asstla 
(Othera to nit) 

lat half (9-11) 
Cahlll A Rjm'xine 
CteoSg* Dutr'Mia^ 
(Others io ^ifi , , 



Lavote A I<«ne 
lat half (9-11) 

Dancing Kennedys 

Dixie 4 

Bob Albright 

(Others to All) 
2d halt (i:-lS) 

Wella Va A West 



2d half 
Haoa Beeta Co 
P A B Roaa 
Powera A Wallace 
Hurst A Vogt 
Cheyenne Days 

NUon 
H Beeta A Partner 
P A B Roaa 
Powers & Wallace 
Hurat A Vogt 
iCay Spangler C^ 

2d half 
Ryan A Ryan 
Moraa A Wiaer 
IJdlly Kay 
(Two to nil) 

PITTSBliBGU 
UavU 

Beechor Wham Co 
Kleeson A Gr'nt^ay 
Margaret Severn Co 
Jack Rosa 
Val Harris Co 
Roma A Duna 
Lawton 
(Two to All) 
Harris 
Rich A Shea 
Ara Siatera 
Gravet L'vondra Co 
M'Carthy A Stenard 
Bitlie RIchmoaa 



Paul A Darling 
Tango Shoes 
Vealta Qoald 
Edwin George 
Hull Bros 

Proctor's 
Physical Culture 
Wright A Oaynor 
Proflteerlng 
Musical Johnaons 
Bigelow A Lee 

Id halt 
B A L WaJtOB 
BolKor A Norman 
Combo A Novlns 
(Two to All) 

TOLEDO 

B. F. Keith's 

Wilaon Aubroy S 
Leyland A Shannon 
Mack & Breea 
Torke A King 
D Graham Rcvos 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Philson Duncan A J 
Morley A Anger 
Alons Broadway 
Harry Breen 
Do Liberto Bros 
(Oae to All) 



2d half 
I Powers 
D A A Lester 
Berk & Sawn 
Billy Olason 
M Miles Fr B«ay 
(One to nil) 

NEW HAVEN 

Palaro 
Al Striker 
Smith A Troy 
Lester A Stuart 
Ktoka of 1924 
Nell McKinley 
Lomaa Troupe 

2d halt 
L A K Zelgler 
Jean Middleton 
Frank Van Hoven 
Healy A Cross 
(Two to All) 

8CBANTON. PA. 

Poll's 

(Wllk e s - B a r r e 
split) 
1st half 
I Aleaia 



lilontana 
Vo'jng America 
H F .Sullivan 
R'nolda Donegan Co 
SPK'FIBLD, MA8.S. 

Pnlare 

Gertie Falls Co 
Hal Nienian 
Uoss Wise Co 
Roye A Maye Rev 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Lucas A lues 
Gilbert A May 
To to 

Neil McKinley 
Kola Sylvia Co 

WATRBBrBY 

ralace 

2 Powers 

I> A A Lester 

Berk A Sawnt 

lillly Glason 

(0 Miloa Fr Bway 

Id half 
Lucy Gillette 
Kicks ot 1924 
Morton A Gordon 
I.omas Troupe 
(One to nil) 

\VILKE&-nABBB 
PoU's 

(Scranton split) 
1st half 
J A H Shields 
Herbert A Neely 
O'Doaaell A Blair 
Waco 4 
McCtemona Devila 

WOBCEHTEB 

PoU'a 
Lucas A Inez 
Gilbert A May 
Toto 

Morton A Qordoa 
Kola Sylvia Co 

2d half 
Gertie Falls Co 
Hal Nieman 
Ross Wise Co 
Royo A Maye Rev 
(One to mi) 



CHICAGO KEITH CIRCIIIT 

(Others to nil) 



FT. WAVNB, IND 
Palace 

McOrath A Deeds 
Mallla A Bart Co 
(One to nil) 



2nd bait 
G B Alexander Co 
4 Minora 



NOLAN LEARY 

with HELEN ICKITH JOHNSTONB 

in "YES MEANS NO" 



2nd halt 
Village Folltaa 
Paramount 4 
Kanazawa 4 

LBXINOTON, BY. 
Bea AU 

Prince Leo 
Harmon & San la 



We try to follow the policr of so doing things that were we at the 
Other end of the deal we would be pleased wirti what had been done. 

THE FALLY MARKUS VAUDEVILLE AGENCY 

1579 Broadway bryant 138»-1390 NEW YORK CITY 



Qeorge Dufrnnne 
(Otlters to All) 

NASHVILLB 

Prtneeas 

Stan Kavanaugo Co 
Polly A Os 
Orey A Byroa 
Caraon A Wlllard 
Benaon Maasimo Co 

2d half 
SelWni A Albert 
Lane A Haley 
Madelloe Young Co 
Carllale A Lainal 
Cotton Plckcra 

PATKKSON, N. J. 

Maiestir 

2d half (5-8) 
4 Romany Girls 
l-orralne' * B)t« 
Bud Williain<<an 
Murray A lionnelt 
llcng Kong Co 

1st halt (9-11) 
VTnon 
(Others tJ nii) 

nnLADKI.PIlIA 
B. F. Keith's 

jRiMlce Milleryt Do 

■jVi(jr««h,« .Wf««„ 



Carlos CIrcae 
Hheridaa Sqoare 

4 Morok Sisters 
DeLacy A Williama 
Coley A Jacksoa 
Harmoay LaoA 
(Two to nil) 

PITTSFIBUB 

Palace 

Francis A Wilaoa 



TBKNTON, N. #. 
Capitol 

Josie Rooney 
Raymond A Royce 
(Three to ail) 

2d half 

Bin Oonevleve A W 
(Ottiera to All) 



KELTON 



The* Alba 
Merrfft A Coughlln 
J C Mortoa Ca 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Mr A Mrs 8 Dnrrow 
Itubtnl A Roaa 
Ital Jobnaoo Co 
Brooks A Msrgaa 

(Two to nil) 

PORTLAND. MK. 
B. sF. HeitVa . , 

AnaAMur; •, i - 1 ) 



TBOY, N. Y. 
rroctor's 

Julia Bdwarda 
Margit Hegedua 
FamHy Ferd 
Joe Darey 
(Oao to Alt) 

td halt 
Oeban A Oarriaoa 
Cliff Dean Co 
Wllllanw .A. T^iylor 
(Two la.iilllit 



Shrlner A Pitrj'ms 
Valentinoa A B 

2od halt 
Simpson A Dean 
(Othera to All) 
CBAND BAPIDS 

Kiapreaa 
John Blondy Co 
Prank A Barron 
Stanley A Barna 
Oeo B Alexander 
(Two to All) 

2nd hair 
Hubert. Dyer Co 
YoBlh 

McOrath A Deeds 
(Three to nil > 

DETROIT 
lAMnlle Oardena 
Kack A Randolph 



V/jatt's Lads A L 
(Two to nil) 

WINDSOR. CAN. 

Cupltol 

4 MInera 
Geo Armstrong 
Wyatt'a Lads A L 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Zeck A Randolpo 
Donald McA A 8 
Stanley A Buroa 
John S Biondy Co 

TKBBB UAUTB 
Uharty 

Harry Berry A Miss 
Alt Rlpon 
Pearaon NAP 

2nd halt 
Eaodlago Trio 
(Othera to fill) 

EVANSVILLE, IND 
VIc«bry 

Sandiago 2 
Angel A Fuller 
Bspe A DultoB 

2nd halt 
C Sinclair Co 
Knox A Inman 
Peplta Graaados Co 

BICIIMOND. IND. 
Murray 

Jeanette Childa 
Kne« A Inmaa 
C Stactahr Co 
(Two to ail) 

2nd half 
H Berry A Misa 
Alf Rjpon 
Pearson NAP 



OBPHEUM cntcun 



CHICAGO 
rala(« 

(Suaday opening) 
Joha Steele 
Joe B Etoowa 
Olcott A Polly Ana 
China Blue Plate 
l'>aaklyn f'>-»i Co 
Frod Ard^fllt , ||.< 



J Danolse Sia 
State I.nke 

(Sunday oponinc) 
Alice Lake Co 
l>eavitl A I.'wood 
Inez Coartney 
FeotoB A Fiolds 
Breker's Bears 
*«l<l^,*|Whalea 



Marrr Fabar 
lAmhartI 

•■B Monrap, lA. 



Spencer A Williams 
Barry Oreaa 

KAMftti onr. Ma 



Oalettl A Kokla 
Mlastrel Memories 
Keadall Bytoa A S 
Braaat HiatI 
Bvcrybody Step 

I.Oft ANOBUH 
HIB M. 

Chooa Fabtos 
Klce A Werner 
Alexander A Olaen 
Al K Hall 
The Saytona 

Oryheam 
Sophie Tucker 
Clara Howard 
Wee Georglo Wood 
M'Cmack A W'lacc 
Oroh A Adonis 
Ben Welch 



He lait 



CAlo __. 
fN*B'» Ass* 
Mary Hayaea 
Taoakl Japs 

OAWLAIID. OAL 

^__ OrphsMt 

(Sosday openlact 
Clyde Doerr 
BlU BoMnsoa 
Whltlaa A Burt 
FAN Kelly 
Bd Hilt 
Rsymoi^ A M'Kayo 

SAN FB.ANCUCO 
Oolden Oats 

(Sunday opening) 
BlUotl Dexter 
Baeman A Orace 
Clarence NordstroiM 
Jack Hanley 
Dainty Juno 
The Sharrooks 
Orphcam 

(Sunday opening) 
Corbett A Nortoa 



8TAB or "PLAIN JANB" 



JOE LAURIE, Jr. 



New Amsterdaaa, New York. 



Harry Carroll Rev 
W A H Browa 

MILWAUKEE 

Palace, 

(Sunday opening) 
Alma Nielaon Co 
B C Hilliam 
Grctla Ardlne 
Lahr A Mercedes 
Kranz & White 
Mullen A Francla 
Parisian 3 

MINNEAPOLIS 
Ileaaepin 

(Sunday opening) 
Jolinson A Baker 



. Alice Brady Co 
BAB Wheeler 
Uurna A Allen 
3 MedinLs 
Olson & Johnson 
Nancy Decker 
Kimball A Gormaa 

ST. PAVL 
Orpheura 

(Sunday opening) 
Claire A Atwood 
Isham Jones Hand 
Jean Boydell 
Spencer A WiUUais 
Harry Green 
Flanders A Butler 



Offletal Dentist to the N. V. A. 

DR. JULIAN SIEGEL 

1493 Broadway (I>irtaam »Mg.). N. I 



LOEW CIBCTIIT 



NEW TOBK CITY 

State 
Ruaaell A Lyona 
SkateUea 
D Roberta Co 
Marah Montgomery 
Herman Timberg 
Deaaos A Thibaut 

Amerleaa 
Alvfa A Kenny 
Jean Godfrey 
WInehlll A Briscoe 
Sunbonneta 
Mclroy Sis 



National 
Arthur a Darllnu 
Harry Boldea 
B Batchcllrr Re« 
Shone A Squireo 
Canary Opera 
2d half 
J Jacksoa Tr 
D Nielsoa Co 
Pardo A Archer 
Oliver A Olaon 

Orplieaua 
Glllierta 
Aaroo A Kelly 



HBBBKBT 



JOSEPH 



ASHLEY-DORNEY and CO 

HCOIIBS m MANWAKINO. Beya. 



Ed Keroa Co 
Gordon A Tounf 
Valda Co 

2d half 
Keasler A Morgan 
B liatcheller Rev 
Reed A Mayo 
Pinched 

J Manning Oirla 
(Three to All) 

Victoria 

Herman Berrens 
Miller A Freara 
Baker A Racers 
Yong Wong Tr 
(One to nil) 

2d halt 
Canary Opera 
Frank Mullans 
Roy A Arthur 
(Two to fill) 
LIneola S«. 

Dana A Mack 
Wedding Ring 
Oliver A Olsoa 
Roy A Arthur 
(One to nil) 

2d halt 
Banzai 3 

Stephena A Br'nolle 
Rickard A Grav 
Paco A Buraiaa 
Avery Beys 

Oreeler S«. 
Kessler A Morgan 
Reed A Mayo 



Bartlott A Franklta 
. Pardo A Archer 
Frank Mullane 
Ed Stanislotf Co 

2d halt 
Valda 

Jean Godfrey 
Howard A Lind 
Harry Rose 
Tong Wong Troupe 

neulcsard 
Banzai 3 

Murray A Ocrrlsh 
Gnsa A Barrowa 
Harry Rose 
Oddities ot 1911 

2d halt 
Ollberls 

Rhoda ft nrochella 
Recuperation 
Cecilia Weston Ce 
Areoue B 

Canzano 

Stoleii Sweets 
Freeman A Mortoa 
Francbelli 3 
(One to mi) 
2d halt 

3 Mart!^lls 
Mabel Besthoff 
Foster A Van 
Ed StaniAloff C^ 
(On* to fill) k 

BBOOKLYN 
MetfopoUtaa '' 

Annette 



The Act That Improvea With As* 

THE GOLDEN BIRD 

Preaeatcd by LORRAINB BVON 

the Charmina Violin lat 

Booked aolld until Auguat 

Direction Ferdle Mayer, Simon Agcy. 



Taylor Howard A T 
Senator Marphy 
Piatov A Natalia 
(Oae to nil) 

2d half 
Herman A Briscoe 
Murray A QerrUh 
Weddlar Rin« 
Gordon A Young 
Gintaroa 
(One to nil) 

Delaaeey M. 
A Schulter Co 
Burt A Lehman 



Orren A Drew 
Ward A RaymoaA 
Tarmark 

(One to All) 



Lumara 

Fritsi Ty;ytoa 
Pinched 
I.aB» A Barry 
Conrad TaHin Co 

2d half 
A Schullcr Co 
Busaay A Doala ' 
Sabbott A Brooks 



OTIS MITCHELL 

and MABTLAND SINORJU 

Headlining on Keith Circuit 
Singing Southern Songs of the Sixties 
DlrecUen HABBY WEUBB 



Jack Ryan Co 
Kooupe ration 
Nellie Casman 
GIntaros 

2d half 
Bohn A Boha 
.Shone A Squires 
Taylor Howard A T 
NHIIe Oaamsa 
Piatov .A .^atalle 
(One to fll^t ( ; I • 



Somtor Murphy" 

Gates '^ 

Wilfred DuBois 
n NIelson Co 
.Sabbott & nrooka 
Howard A Lind 
Bobby McL^eaa Co 

2d half 
Aaron A Kellr 
U A M ,Haf t , , , . 
Baker A HogrtaT 



W^6s^7.f^i'<'^^ 



"■i inpwMPij./ST" 



NEW SHOWS' ms WEEK 



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a Mkrttlla 
«Uk^ BMtboC 

^,r * Van 
OrMS Troup* 
Id halt 
CaBiaiio 
■tolan BwMla 
ftMman * MoHon 
ytaDCbtll* 1 
(Ob* to 1>'> 
ATLANTA 
Ormsd 
Oorfall* I 
Marlon Clara 
Lloyd A Goodman 
Bann A Mallon 
Ambltioni 

BIBMINGHAM 

nuo« 

Karl & JUatthtwa 
Flake A Fallon 
Seminary Scandal! 



P«t*7 Brooks 
Jamaa Xtnnedy Co 
Alton A AiUa 
Boll Ifontros* KoT 

XKWABK, N. t. 

BtmU 
I Lanffloldo 
Ooold A Raach 
Illriam Baltita 
Bobbo A Btark 
Pantheon BInreri 

VVK OBLKAM8 
Creaccat 

Wheeler 3 
Connell L«ona A Z 
Barr Mayo A R 
Maria Stoddard 
RaRlea 

OTTAWA, CAN. 

Totw 

Noel I>eiter Co 
K A E! Kuehn 
(jueena ot Sync 
Walton A Brandt 



Cerunl A Look 
I'realon & Toebol 
(On* to All) 



, ln« half 

I UiuvUI Rowellyo 
I Carmen * Roio 



FANTAOES CntCUIT 



PAUL WHITEMAN'S 
ARCADIA ORCHESTRA 

Under the Direction of 

AL MITCHELL 

ARCADIA. PROVIDENCE. R.I. 
84th WEEK 



Bam B Mann 
LcCIair & Sampson 

BOSTON 
Orphram 

VIsser 3 

Marjorle Barton 
Just K Pal 
Burns A Kls.?cn 
Getting It Over 
(One to nil) 

BUFFALO 

Stntr 

Palermo's Dogs 
Stllwell A Fraxer 
Stone A loleen 
Al Shayne 
Flashes 

CHICAOO 
Riolto 
Dora Cross tt R 
eammy Duncan 
Ptanley A Wilsons 
Kdna Auic 
Kerr A Rnslgn 
Clark & Robert* 
Dance Shop 

HOBOKBN, N. J. 
I^Trlo 

1st halt 
Leona Wllllama 
(Four to All) 

LONDON, CAN. 
Lo«w 

Bee Junir 

Burke Barton A B 

Baraban Qroh* Co 

2d halt 
I Lelands 
Krug A Kauffman 
Geo Stanley A Sis 

MEMPHIS 

Htate 
Howard Nlcholi 
CBrlen A Joa'pbln* 
Mason A Col* 
Rome A Bolton 
t>atsy Shelly A Boyi 

MILWAUKKJR 

anuer 

Almond A Hasel 
Robb A Whitman 
LIbonatI 
Rose's MIdseta 

MONTREAL 
Levir 

Leach LaQulnlan 1 



King Bros 

PALISADES PARK 

Armand Sc Perez 

Aronty Bros 

PBOVIOENCB 
Emery 

Frank Shields 
Stuts A Bingham 
Rthel Parker Co 
(Two to nil) 

id halt 
Lady Tscn Mel 
Monroe & Orattan 
Donovan A Lee 
Beehe A Hassan 
(One to nil) 

SPK'FIELD, MASS. 
Broadway 

Lady Tsen Mel 
Monroe A Orattan 
Donovan A I^ee 
Boehe A Hassan 
(One to fill) 

Id halt 
Frank Shield* 
Stutx & Bingham 
Bthel Parker Co 
(Two to nil) 

TORONTO 
Toace St. 

Alex Patty Co 

Bernard A FerrI* 

A Ashley Co 

Emerson A Baldwin 

Local Revue 

. WASHINGTON 

Strand 
Downer A Clarldge 
Milton Berl* 
Caverly A Wald 
Clark A Vlllanl 
Qautler* Toy Shop 

WHITE PLAINS 



TOKONTO 
Paatacoe 

(T-II) 
LAB Dreyer 
Irene Trevett* 
Bway Dream* 
Smith A Allman 
Wonder Seal 

HAMILTON, CAN. 
Pantace* 

Arthur Huston 
McGreevy A Peler* 
I Bohemian Night* 
Leighton Petttt A J 
The Maxello* 

CHICAGO 

Cliateaa 

1st half 
A A L Davids 
Baraban A Uroh Co 
Jarrow 

J Flynn's Rev 
Alexander & Fields 
Koas Kress 4 

MINNEAPOUC 
Paatage* 

(Sunday opening) 
Markcll A Oay 
Lewis A Norton 
Joe Fanton Co 
(Two to mi) 

RECINA, CAN. 

Pantace* 

(9-11) 
(Same bill plays 
Snskatoon 12-14) 
Cannon A Lee 
Traps 

SherrI Revue 
Bid Lewis 
' Sie Tabor Tr 

EDMONTON, CAN. 
Pantage* 

Plerlot A Scotlleld 
Buddy Walker 
The Magleys 
Wills A Itobblna 
Moro Castle g€ih 

CALGART, CAN. 
Pantage* 

Reddlngtons 
North A South 
Lillian Qonne 
Roy LaPearl Co 
Beau Brummel Rev 

SEATTLE 

rantave* 

Will* Bros 
Hart A Kern 



Frank BtafTord Co 
Jack Btrouse 
Cha* Ahearn Co 

LONO BEACH 
Hoyt 

Sonia A Bacnrt* 
Jo* Bcmardl Co 
Permaine A Shelly 
SonIa DeCalve 
Casper A Morrlaaey 
Moscow Art Co 

SALT LAKE CITY 
Pantace* 

Torino 

Wallace A May 
Orvllle Stamm Co 
Dave Harris 
Joe Jackson 

OGDEN, UTAH 

Pantoce* 

(12-14) 
York's Pups 
Edna W Hopper 
nurns A Foran 
Early A LaiKht 
Wbitefleld & Irel'nd 
Uyenb Japs 

DENVER 

Pantage* 

Barto A Melvin 
Fenwick Sisters 
Race A Edge 
I.ove Fables 
Palo A Palet 
GIrton Ulrls 

COLO. SPRINGS 
Bums 

(9-11) 
(Same bill plays 

Pueblo 12-14) 
Txiulsa A Mitchell 
Sue Russell 
Versatile Stepper* 
Hickman Bros 
Noodle* Fagan 
S Belfords 

OMAHA, NEB. 
World 

Little Yoshi 
Northlane A Ward 
SherrI Revue 
Carl McCullough 
4 Ycllerons 

KANSAS CITY 
Pantage* 

I Belmonta 
Vardon A Perry 
'Vardell Bros 
Foley Children 
King Solomon Jr 



NEW ACTS 

(Continued from p«c« M) 

looka to bATO production posalblll- 
tlea. 

Rubin doea hie "^eb" character- 
Uatlon throughout and encounters 
no obataclea for flrst honor*. The 
ptayleta are Inclined to be In and 
out affaire, lacking a punch flniah 
but the act U one of those sure -fire 
vehlclea for restricted booking. 

The comedian'* support Includes 
Sherrle Matthews, daughter of tho 
Matthews half of the former team 
of Matthews and Bulger, who was 
alone In "one" for a verse and 
chorus of the goldfish number, ac- 
companied by a masculine singer 
for the major portion. Kach of 
the couple do nicely with the ren- 
dering, while Miss Matthews' sing- 
ing drew particular and creditable 
attention when unaccompanied. 
The remainder of the support suf- 
fices. 

The act Is basically set in drapes 
sustaining furniture as means of 
establishing atmosphere. The con- 
V irsation is mainly aimed for tag 
lines by Rubin, and while void of 
any real impresslveness, should be 
found to fill the purpose with, per- 
haps, the aid of scissoring. 
< Rubin found a spot in which to 
Inser' a reference to Frank Tlnney, 
as Is reported being done by a 
number ot acts, and to the dailies 
may be attributed the resultant out- 
burst which came from all over the 
house. 

A far too long encore before a 
drop, mayhap made necessary 
through a following full stage set, 
proved detrimental to the actual 
conclusion of the turn which seems 
to be uneven at the present time 
but will probably whip Into shape 
for, at least, an Intermediate cer- 
tainty. Bkig. 



PALACE 






Bpecialiy Desiffned 
Rcaiy to Wear 

CLOTHES 

1632 Broadway 
At nrtictb 8*. 

NEW YORK cm 



Mill* A Miller 
Z«lda SantUy 
Dr. J Sanitarium 
Frank Terry 
Jean Jaekaon Tr 

Id halt 
rrancl* A Wll*oa 
Lan* A Barry 
(Three to nil) 



Mervin F. Sandman, DJ).S. 

PYORRHEA SPECIALIST 

5ie ntth Ayenne, New York 

;or. 43J St. Murray Hill llll 



WESTEBH VAUDEVILLE 



CHICAGO 
Kedsle 

Paplta Oranadoa 

Jaok Merlin 
'■■ Vrank DeVo* Oo 
r Suhn A Drle* 

4 Amer Ace* A Q 

(On* to nil) 
Ind halt 

Valla A Bart 

CeruasI A Lash 

Ball A BhapIro 
t Brown Girl* 

Henry A Moor* 

.Teddy 

MaJe*t1o 
BIckey Bro* 
O'Connor Olrl* 
Desxo Better 
Hannon 4 
Different Rev 
Rive* A Arnold 
Trennelle I 
LAM Wilson 
LaFantaste 
Lamont's Cockatoo* 

DES MOINES, lA. 

Orphenm 
Woods A Francl* 
Harry Green Co 
Karnell A Florence 
(Two to nil) 

ind halt 
Geo Yeoman 
Operalogue 
(Three to nil) 

ROCKFORD, ILL. 

Palaee 

Green A Myra 

PIsano A Landauer 
. (Others to nil) 
2nd halt 

Doner A Berkes 

Wood A Francl* 
i Ben Mark* Co 
I Trovato 

(Two to nil) 

8. BEND, IND. 
^ Palace 

I>oner A Berkes 
TroVkti^ • :i •- 1 



Allc* In Toyland 
(One to nil) 

and half 
4 Ace* A Qu*ea 
Green A Ifyra 
Plaano A Landauer 
Alio* In Toyland 

8T. FAVL 



Claire A Atwood 
Flander* A Butler 
Geo Yeoman 
I*ham Jone* Orch 
(On* to nil) 

tnd halt 
Jean Boydell 
Harry Green C!o 
Parnell A Plorenc* 
(Two to nil) 

MILWACKEE 

Majcatle 

Strobel A Merten* 
Dorothy Barrett Co 
Taylor A Green 
Kelcy A Antrim 
CBrlen Sextet 
Emily Darrell 
Clemen*- Belltnr 

MINNEAPOLIS 

7th St. 

Paul KIrkland Co 
Billy Farrell Co 
Charles A Charlotte 
T Tleman* Colleg'ns 
Tlllly Beard 
Planning A Class 
(One to nil) 

BT. LOVIS 
Grand 

Ifjylan'* Bird* 
Stuart SI* 
nialto A I..amont 
Hanson A B 81* 
Ned Nestor A Girls 
Carnival ot Venice 
Walter Weems 
Kafka A Stanley 
(On* to nil) 

Skydom* 
Frltji Ott* ' !• "■>• 



Ooaler A Lusby 
Bender A Armstr'g 
J Adler A Band 

TANCOCTER, B.C. 
Fantagea 

Winnie A Dolly 
Eastman A Moore 
DInu* Belmont Co 
S White Kuhn* 
La Franc* Bro* 

BELUNGHAH 

TaadoTllIe 

DeVlne A Gould 
Ruth Mix A Co 
(nifCord A Marlon 
Sheftal'a Foil lea 

TACOMA, WASH. 

Paatagea 
Balmu* Irma A M 
Seymour A Cunard 
Stateroom 19 
Tonle Grey A Oo 
DuBarry C 

PORTLAND, ORE. 

Pantagea 
Harry Tauda 
Purcell A Ramsey 
Nolan Leary Co 
Ben Nee On* 
LaRosarlta 
Oriental Serenaders 

TRAVEL 

(Open Week) 
BherwlQ Kelly 
Brgottle A Herman 
Well* A Eclair S 
Francis Renault 
Tllyou A Roger* 
Qautler'* Brlckl'er* 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Fantagea 

(Sunday opening) 
Mary's Pony 
Van A Tyson 
Werner Amaro** S 
Lane A Freeman 
Kajlyama 
Rolland Traver* 

LOS ANORIJES 

Pantagea 

(Sunday opening) 
Adair A Adair 
Baye* A Smith 
WIgglnsvllle 
Chuck Haa* 
Alexander 

SAN DIEGO, CAL. 
Pantagea 

The Rio* 
Casson A Klem 



HEUPBIS 

Pantage* 

Th* Baric* 
Baby June 
Tuck A CInn 
Heart of a Clown 
Nautical Follle* 

TERRE HAVTE 

Indiana 

1st halt 
I London* 
Hughes A Merrltt 
Sherman Van A H 
Massart Bister* 
Ed Blondell Co 

TOLEDO, O. 

RiTOll 

Lawlor A Oraser 
Arthur Turrelly 
Caltes Bros 
Robert McKIm 
Roger* A Donnelly 
(}olem Troupe 

COLCHBUS, O. 

Jamca 

Antonio Roseltto 
M Pearl Dancer* 
Wylle A Hartman 
I^Aurle D* vine 
American Revu* 

INDIANAPOLIS 
Lyii* 

Booth A Nina 
Margaret A Gaddee 
Marston A Manley 
Cllft Naxarro 
Clark A Story 
Pooley A Partner 

LOIISTIIXB, KT. 
Strand 

Lamplnl* 
Carl A Inei 
Dlehl Sister* 
Harry Garland 
Irving'* Midget* 

DETROIT 

Bogcat 

KInxo 

Cantwell A Walker 
Haney Revue 
Dolly Connelly 
DeMarla t 
Snyder A Blutcb 

MUe* 
J A K DeMarco 
Bllnore A Ksthsr 
Louis Wlnsell 
Teka 

Mnrry A Maddos 
Rlgoletto Bros 



DORA DUBY and PARTNER: 
Singing and Dancing 
8 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set) 
Holborn Empire, London 

liondon. May 27. 
Dora Duby, who came over here 
from New York to appear for the 
opening of the Palladium show, 
"The Whirl of the World," and re- 
tired from It a couple of months ago 
to Join the Piccadilly Hotel Cabret 
and is still there, has put together, 
in association with Terry Kendall, 
a singing and dancing act for the 
music halls. She opened with it ;.t 
the Holliom Bmplre last night. 

While the offering is far and away 
superior to the audience, and more 
suited to a more selected lot of 
spectators, It was enthusiastically 
received and earned several hearty 
recalls. / 

The act ojiens with what Is ap- 
parently A waits, but almost Im- 
mediately Interrupted by Miss 
Duby, who complains to her part- 
ner that he stepped upon her toe, 
which leads Into a conversational 
song and dance, "Why Did Tou 
Tread on My ToeT' 

While she changes costume, Ken- 
dall sings an announcement he will 
have to dance by himself, and puts 
over an excellent acrobatic dance 
number. Miss Duby follows with a 
single high-klcking, somersaulting, 
one-band cartwheel number, the 
act concluding with a double song 
and dance, also of an acrobatic na- 
ture, In which they make some hu- 
morous missteps, colliding, etc. 

Miss Duby has three or four cos- 
tume changes and there are four 
very rapid numbers, all perpetrated 
with a speed that Is exhausting to 
the spectator, which win give you 
some idea of how compelling it must 
be for the participators. Vocally, 
Miss Duby sings poorly enough to 
make her eligible for first honors in 
musical comedy. Joto. 



The metropolitan debut of Abe 
Lyman and his California Orchestra 
(New Acts) lent an air of distinc- 
tion to the Palace Monday night. 
The local musical fraternity was 
anxious to see what this new aspi- 
rant from the west would bring to 
Broadway, and Lyman's personal 
following which remembered him 
from the coast was also in evidence. 
Quite a few dress suits came in and 
departed at the conclusion of the 
act. Discounting all that personal 
enthusiasm there was no gainsaying 
the band's favorable Impression. It 
has a rhythm that will bring them 
fiocktng to the Astor Hotel roof in 
a short while. 

Of the "names." Mrs. Leslie Car- 
ter, in a playlet, did not perform 
Monday, owing to the absence of an 
Important cast member, although 
the star appeared for a gracious 
apology. The Avon Comedy Four 
filled the gap with part of one of 
their acts, doing one harmony num- 
ber and bogging off to make way 
for Al Hermac. 

The blackface comedian intro- 
duced a long, willowy "high-brown" 
for some by-play, the "dame" prov- 
ing only an impersonation. It 
fooled most of the audience. The 
usual song plugger from the box 
was also present. Herman was his 
usual cheery self, but the "inside 
stuff" about the other acts On the 
bill left him open to question on the 
gags about Marion Green. Green 
reopened after intermission (New 
Acts). 

Bronson and Kdwards started 
with their absurd nonsense; the 
acrobatics for the finish tickling the 
risibilities as ever before. Charles 
Harrison and Sylvia Dakin with 
Billy Hogue were spotted too early 
in the deuce. They are ordinarily a 
"spot" turn, but they made the 
position important. 

Cissie Loftus, a hold over, was an 
artistic treat with her mimicry. She 
gathered speed as she progressed. 
Imitations of Laddie Xliff, Melville 
Gideon and Mrs. Patrick Campbell, 
although announced as being Brit- 
ish luminaries, did not impress as 
well as personations of Nora Bayes 
or Fannie Brice. The Brlce num- 
bers were particularly well done. 
Patsy Loftus, a young girl with her 
hair down, was Introduced as a 
cousin. She did a pop number with 
a high kicking dance accompany- 
ing. Billy Griffith was at the piano. 
Rugs Brown and Jean Whltaker 
with their fly material scored favor, 
ably and unquestionably. From a 
"straight" man Brown has devel- 
oped into a corking light comedian, 
his partner foiling for the main. 

Robbie Gordone with her posing 
closed. 
Business good Monday. AheU 



operatlcs topped off 1^ -k number 
In English (New Acts). 

Johannes Josefson, Jlu Jltsu ex- 
pert, also had the advantage of a 
production feature for his appear- 
rance. For the Hip showing the 
stunts were re-routined and set off 
by a feature called "The Pioneer," 
in which Josefson essayed the role 
of Daniel Boone, who had fled the 
Indians with his two children, only 
to be captured and tied to the stake. 
While the redskins are gathering 
kindlings, his children liberate him 
and make their escape. The In- 
dians return and he is forced to 
use the jiu jltsu training against 
four armed Indians, but manages 
to conquer through the Japanese 
art. An Indian ensemble by the 
dancing girla provided additional 
atmosphere. 

Samayoa, Japanese aerial artist, 
opened the second section with some 
clever stunts of a thrill variety on 
an aerial trapeze. 

Willie Solar clowned his way 
through a song repertoire, employ- 
ing hla whistling and funny noises 
for laughs and getting them. 

Ollda Gray held the follow on 
spot with her crop of song scenes 
and scored a whale of a hit (New 
Acts). 

Eddie Nelson had the tough as- 
signment of next to closing spot 
on this long bill, but held them in 
with his buffonoery and dancing. 
Eddie was assisted by Pat Rafferty 
and a girl billed as Dolly. The lat- 
ter is a cute trick who puts over a 
neat dance at the finish and proved 
an excellent feeder for Eddie in the 
early portion. 

Les Ohexsl, prefaced by an en- 
semble by the Hippodrome girls, 
closed the show with a routine ot 
hand balancing and acrobatics. 

Altogether a good line-up, well 
spotted and making for an enjoy- 
able bill. 

Business good Monday night 
Lower floor and more than half ot 
the flrst balcony occupied. 



5TH AVE. 



David R. Sablosky 

ARTISTS' REPRESENTATIVE 
Keith and Orpheum Circuits 

221 Strand Theatre Bidg. 
NEW YORK 
SOI Keith'* Tlieatro Bldg. . 

>i r'uAAoAi.nuA, PM.'" ■>■■' 



PATma lOB LAYOFF 
Ovcar Lorraine, vlollnlat-leader 
act In "Keep Kool," Ui vut of the 
show for two weeks. 

When he reported for work Mon- 
day of Uurt week, he was told to lay 
off, draw hla salary weekly and re- 
port dally. 

There being no alternative, Oscar 
la following Instructions. 



GUS 
mrwALo 

IJiAwatt* 

MouBt**ra 
Hill A Quln*ll 
BnlllTaa A Meyer* 
Alexander A Field* 
Joat* riynn'* Rey 

CORTLAND, N. T. 
OartlaBd 

lod halt 
RIc* A Cady 
Lllllaa Calvert 
Murdoch A K Si* 
(On* t* fill) 

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SUN 

Paul Baroy 
<Twa to' an) 
lOAQAKA VALIJI 

Cataract 
Broadway Bntert 
KlngatOB A Bhner 
Keno-Key* A M 
(lr*on« A Parkar 

Ind half 
Jo* A AgD«* lUtUy 
Barmban Groh Cu 
(Two to Oil) 
BOOHK8TEK 
Faaallr 
J A A luniy 
Vurdoek A Ken'dy 

Ind halt 
Kmm-Xft** a M 
"Qreone A Vmtktr 



HIPPODROME 

More vaudeville standards and 
less circus features than any bill 
thus far offered at the Hip. This 
goc3 regardless of classification of 
the Les Ghezzi turn which has 
farmed out to both circus and 
music hall. Rlngling's Horses, held 
over from last week and pace- 
maker of the current show, and 
Samayoa, aerial worker, are the 
lone representatives of the saw- 
dust ring. 

Whether the above Is harbinger 
of the Keith circuit's desire to es- 
tablish the Hip as a straight vaude- 
ville temple or not is Inconsequen- 
tial since the current bill contains 
an abundance of novelty as well 
as rattling good entertainment. 

Rlngling's Horses nold the open- 
ing spot with the 12 steeds going 
through the paces of a routine 
that bespeaks good training. It 
clicked with the mob from a nov- 
elty angle in animal turns. 

Elly and Company, next, contrib- 
uted excellent balancing and Jug- 
gling (New Acts). 

Margie Coate registered In the 
trey spot mainly through her ro- 
bust voice of coon shouter variety 
which carried all over the house 
and made her numbers acceptable 
and heard even by the boys in the 
upper tiers. Margie offered a diver- 
sified program, covering all modes 
ot melodies, but was decidedly at 
home in those which lent them- 
selves to harsh delivery. 

Lloyd Ibach'B Entertainers held 
the follow-up spot with some clever 
Instrumentals and specialties by 
Kendall Capps, dancer, and Allen 
Quirk, saxophone virtuoso. They 
also had the advantage of a pro- 
duction flash through the appear- 
ance of the Foster Hippodrome 
dancing girls In two of their num- 
bers, "Two Little Wooden Shoes," 
and In the Jazz flnale. In the for- 
mer number IC of the girls came 
forth In Dutch costume, sang and 
danced the number before a Dutch 
windmill settlAg. In the latter they 
donned snappy Jazz costumes which 
provided ample room for kicking 
and stepping. 

Young Capps gave a good ac- 
count of himself in two acrobatic 
solos and later Joined another boy 
In a skating dance 'that brought 
down the house. Instrumentals 
con' ibuted collectively by the boys 
were equally enjoyable. For an 
encore Miss Coate appeared with 
them for a "blues" number. 

Miller and Mack followed with 
their usual line of clowning and 
dancing, managing to sew them up 
with their burlesque on the Apacho 
dance. 
I Mme. Bernice De Pasquale, from 
theoperatic Stage, in a repertoire «( 



Continuing to make use ot the 
eight -house girls, of whom the 
leader remains alone in evidencing 
ability, the local chorus failed to 
augment the first half layout other 
than as concerns time. The girls, 
on and off at intervals, sometimes ^ 
with little reason, simply served to 
further slow up to an Indifferent 
evening, to the extent that Seed and 
Austin, heading the front space 
billing and placed next to closing, 
absolutely left a dead calm behind 
them. And before a house holding 
the type of audience which is gen- 
erally a pushover for this team. 

The act was no different, neither 
did the boys varlate from their 
usual delivery, yet the patter failed 
to definitely click and It brought 
about a most unresi>onaiv* eondu- 
sion. 

The blame cannot be placed, en> 
tlrely, upon the pair, for It is un- 
questionably true that the lack ot 
pace the succession of events re- 
vealed provided a lull which few 
lone acts could have surmounted. 

The show, as a whole, was with- 
out a spontaneous wallop, although 
Benny Rubin and his company (New 
Acts) managed to Instill a certain 
merriment into the throng, while 
Joe Darcey lingered too long to 
rgelster as a hit possibility. A pro- 
longed number, additionally made 
so by the use of the girls, kept 
Darcey on the stage 2& minutes, and 
it was anybody's bedtime. 

The LaVoie and Lane revue, fol- 
lowing Darcey, awoke some inter- 
est through the feminine half of the 
combine presenting supple acroba- 
tic work that disclosed but one slip 
In the personal control she mani- 
fested over herself while working. 
The dancing of the boy was also 
good for attention, but was shy the 
sensational Ingredient essential to 
bring the house from out its state 
of coma In this particular spot. The 
accompanying chorus provided a 
drill number that was mediocre and 
would have been better left undone. 
Paul Nolan was the getaway act 
with his Juggling and stalling for 
the cup and saucer encore, trailed 
by the McCarthy Sisters who 
walked on to reception and pleased 
with their harmonising. A costume 
change made for the better appear- 
ance of the girls during the latter 
period of their presence and it might 
be of value were the switch in dresa 
eliminated altogether in favor of the 
later apparel. The Rubin act took 
the third spot, after which Mabel 
Burke offered a pop song assisted 
by the theatre's own girls, who en- 
deavored with a Spanish routine to 
more or less success. 

The Ambler brothers closed, but 
couldn't hold the patrons, who gava 
signa of being well fed up tor tha 
night. 

It hardly totaled a good show for 
any of the intermediate theatres 
and especially so in the case of tha 
5th Avenue, which has always sus- 
tained something of a reputation. ' 

BMff. 



STATE 

The program at Loew's State thia 
week Is very fair, with a couple of 
only average acts in important 
spots. But they were sandwiched.^ 
in olcverly and got by correspond- 
ingly. Business was capacity Mon- 
day night and the audience gener- 
ous with applause. 

Wilfred Du Bois, a straight Jug- 
gler, opened with a skilful and 
classy routlrte of manflpulatlons, tha 
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VARIETirS 

CHICAGO 

OFFICE 

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ThMtr* Btda. 



Weather conditions seem to have 
BO bearing on the business at the 
Majestic. The house holding capa- 
city for the first show Sunday. The 
bill ia not of the variety type with 
every act excepting the opening and 
closing being exponents of terpsl- 
chore. With the closing of several 
ot the big houses the Majestic is 
playing real headline attractions. 
Kronos, Farnell and Florence and 
Nlhla iiavlng appeared in the two- 
a-day houses. 

Opening the show waa "Nihla," a 
posing act that discloses a beauti- 
ful form with the various colored 
slides setting it oCF. 

Jack Danger, a lilieable chap with 
a pleasing personality, proved ver- 
satile and one of the bright spots on 
tha bill. He opens with a song fol- 
lowed by some good talk and fin- 
ishes with club Juggling and danc- 
ing. In the early position he was 
accorded enough applause to war- 
rant three bows. 

Hamlin and Mack, a mixed te.nm, 
open in full and close in one. The 
opening finds them enclosed in vic- 
trola cabinets, where they do a har- 
mony number. This la followed by 
some talk ani dancing. It is a 
novel act and had no trouble get- 
ting over. 

Malia, Bart and Co., a comedy 
acrobatic act. had them howling 
from the beginning. A prop horse 
is introduced at the opening that 
brought forth continuous laughter. 
Their routine of acrobatics was also 
well accepted. Finishing in one 
with an acrobatic dance sent them 
away to good applause. 

Hap Farnell and Florence were 
the outstanding comedy hit of the 
show. Hap's dry humor scored 
heavily. The turn Is different from 
the ordinary talking act and will 
make good in any house. 

La Pana and Co., the latter a 
team of dancers, and a pianist, were 
a little too quiet an act to follow 
all the laughs ahead. The girl has 
a nice voice, but the dancers are 
' ordinary. Did not aeem to get 
started. 

Jans and Wbalen, under the name 
of Jones and West, held down the 
late spot nicely. The boys are 
clean cut and have a fast routine of 



talk that got over. The dance fell 
flat, as there waa too much dancing 
ahead of them. 

Kronos had the audience mysti- 
fied with hla feata of atrengtb. An 
exceptional good cloaer and beld 
them intact. 

Jack George and Tyler and St. 
Claire out of this performance. 



flrat wMk (TtMMetf t«,«0« at IIJO 
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the picture and also handUac the 
publicity. It eloaes Saturday and 
wiU open at the Nlzoa. FttUburgh. 



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Despltfc the humidity and damp- 
ness that put in its appearance Juat 
before the matinee Sunday, the 
Palace was well Ailed on the main 
floor, with a little better than half 
in the upper part. Not a particu- 
larly well balanced bill this week, 
but entertaining. Several stage 
waits were encountered in the early 
running, two full stage acts and an 
act in "two" following one another. 
Three of the eight acts feature 
female dancers, Alma Nielson, the 
■■".and of Fantasle" and Rose Doner. 
Ernest Mack and Margie LaKue 
opened with a whirlwind skating act 
that went over with a bang, giving 
the show a good start. 

Rose Doner und Johnnie Bcrkes 
(New Acts) followed after :. four- 
minute 9tage wait. 

Another wait brought on "The 
Land of Fantasle." featuring Stacia 
Lc Dova, W. Wunla, Jimmy Lyons 
and the '■Eight English Rockets." 
The latter gained the must in- 
dividual applause through the 
unison of their w^rk. Jimmy Lyons 
found It tough sailing for his mono- 
logue at the tcginning. but finished 
strong. The act is a big flash and 
was well received. 

Mullen and Francis were the first 
act to follow without having a stage 
wai» which helped materially. 
Their routine going over for solid 
laughs. 

Jack Benny, with his "nddle" and 
wise cracks, walked on to a slight 
rooeptlon. Though a constant re- 
peat at this house, he has not worn 
ca: his welcome. 

Alma NieLson, as.sisted by Dan B. 
Ely. Dave Rice and Frivolity Five 
scored one of theh hits of the 
show, in spite of the big fla.sh act 
atd dancing on ahead ot them. The 
band Is a good musical combination, 
vho sii.g and dance. The two boys 
are also good cancers, but the little 
one needs a few lessons in stage- 
inanners. The familiarity shown 
Miss Nielson at the finish of the act. 
when he attempted to kick her in 
the face, and tlie pulling out of the 
handkerchief and wiping his brow 
detracted from the class of the act. 
Chic .Sale, with hi.'' rural character 
Imppr.sonatlons. materiallly sus- 
tnined the class of the bill. The talk 
ha-s been rearranged, with new lines 
Inserted here aiid there. Easily 
captured the comedy honors ot the 
show. 

Breker's Bear comedians closed 
the show, with just a few walking 
out. Those who remained satis- 
fied themselves by seeing a good 
novelty comedy act. 



"The Coverad Wagon" opeaa at 
the Garden Pier Saturday. A large 
"Covered Wagon" atgn in four-foot 
lettera wlU help the draw. 



gaged for the Kanaaa City Atklatio 
Club'a root gardaa for Um aumaar- 

Tha El Kanibah Temple band of 
Shreveport. lA.. whloh will slva a 
number of concerts dorlnc the 
Shrtaia ooBTeaUon, baa toe Km 
leader Frank Fuhrer, formarlr di- 
rector of the Al a. Field Mlnatrel 



'<C*t 



Sam K. Bleyer, manager of the 
Park (picturea) la innovating a 
prize night and offering three 
gowna. The tie-up la with a local 
dreaa house. 



The Rez Beach feature, "Recoil," 
ia the apecial for the Savoy thia 
week. Advance notices of the 
'■Povder River," a Oovernment 
war film, will open at the house 
June 21 for six weeks. 



R. Westcott King 

Studios 

ISI5 Ton Jlnm St., rmCACO. H-U 
Tel. WMt 11 SO 

'SCENERY THAT SATISFIES' 

Veluar Curtain* Picture SetHnc* 

Dye Srvnery 

Bperlalliit* In VauUevlIIa Creation* 



Jacob Franks, millionaire, whose 
13-year-old son was kidnapped, mis- 
treatod and killed, was at one time 
partner and part owner of the 
La Salle theatre with Mort H. 
Singer. 

Rewnrds totaling $16,000 are of- 
fered for the capture ot the slayer. 



BALTIMORE 

By "T" 

"Photo Reel," the local co-opera- 
tive picture theatre owners' house 
organ, was not long for this life. It 
went into limbo with the Issue of 
the 19th. Evidently there is no 
common ground for this sort of 
pui>licity and the several theatres 
will return to their own programs 
aa mediums for reaching the public. 



SYRACUSE. N. Y. 

By CHESTER B. BAHN 

■WIBTINa — Wllcoz atook. 
and Canary." 

STRAND— "A Son of the Sahara." 
EMPIRB— "Paean Pasalokia." ^ 
ROBSmS-ECKKL — "The right- 
ing Coward." 

CRESCENT— "The HertUge of the 
Desert" 
RIVOL.X— "The White SUter." 
REGENT— "Beau Brummel." 



The rumor of a summer musical 
stock at the Academy is heard no 
more, and most likely will not l>e 
again, but there is a more persistent 
report the Lyceum will shortly re- 
light, to carry on the tradition of 
the drama in defiance of the heat. 



Local talent was doubly repre- 
sented on the local professional 
stage last week inasmucji as John 
Bowie (nee Bowie Ching), late of 
the local Stagecraft studios and 
still later of "Forbidden" and "Gar- 
den of Weeds," Is both author of 
and actor In "The Entanglement." 
a playlet that broke in at the Mary- 
land. Amelia Bingham was the 
sponsor and Margot Kelly the fea- 
tured player. 



The unique dressing up of a show 
window of a big department store 
here last week created the impres- 
sion that it waa a plibllcity adjunct 
to the Maryland. A. B. Feder, pro- 
prietor of the phonograph conces- 
sion with the firm, was a former 
member of Witmark's Minstrels. 



This is "special request week" at 
the Maryland, the local Keith house, 
and the patrons requested Belle 
Baker. Belle responded, although it 
resulted in one transatlantic liner 
steaming eastward one passenger 
less. 



ATLANTIC CITY 

By B. B. B. 

The Apollo this week is having 
the initial showing of ■'Pigs." 



The Mary Plckford film at the 
Globe is In its second week. The 



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Manager Ramsdell has succeeded 
in signing the famous Baltimore 
"Open Forum'^ far Sunday after- 
noons at the big Eutaw street play- 
house. This is a big Sunday feature 
with local intellectuals and is fea- 
tured heavily In the local press. 

KANSAS CITY 

BY WILL R. HUGHES 

ORPHEUM— "Mary's Ankle," Or- 
pheum Stock. 

PANTAGES— Vaudeville. 

GLOBE— Vaudeville. 

NEWMAN — "Wandering Hus- 



Buslneaa In local theatres has 
struck one of the worst slumps In 
years, a survey this week revealed. 
The only house heading its own Is 
the Wieting, where the Frank Wilcox 
company is playing to phenomenal 
returns. 

The house hit the worst is B. F. 
Keith's. The slump generally is at- 
tributed to local commercial condi- 
tions. 

The severe curtailment In the 
Keith patronage, whila reflecting the 
general conditions, is also manifest- 
ly due to the quality of bills sent the 
house for the summer season. The 
summer bills have six acts and a 
picture. The variety end has been 
wofully week since the summer 
policy was inaugurated. 



to sar la tkair Sunday apeolala con. 
oaraiav tha work of Otto r. Beck, 
conceit oi!caalat of the Ambaaaador 
Beak waa apealally engaced whea 
the maaacemeat of thIa raaametf 
and rebuilt house, f or m ei ty Knlek* 
erbocker, did away wltk the or* 
chestra over the summer months. 

Jim Rlas, a wrltar-oartoonlst oa 
the local Heanrt eranlng daily, "The 
TtaMa," la noir ooatributlag a spe. 
elal rwlaaiB to PhlUlpa' pace each 
Saturday, baalde during the week 
ruanlnc "A Dajr'a Walk" wherela 
he writes what he sees and hears. 

That eoTers a great deal o( 
ground, too. For lastaaoe. he oyer« 
heard this reporter and one of the 
subscribers to the "Times Square 
Dally" arguing about the non-de- 
livery of the "world's worst." and 
the next day the entire oonversatloa 
was set down. 



"Captain Applejack," scheduled as 
the Wilcox company's next Wieting 
attraction, has been scratched. In- 
stead, "Six Cylinder Love" has been 
penciled in by Dewitt Newing, Im- 
presario. 



Syracuse's theatrical summer col- 
ony gained three recruits thia week, 
when George Lighten, Sam Rosen- 
berg and Abe Epstein, all of the 
Shubert-Jefferson, St. Louis, re- 
turned home. Lighten is manager 
there; the other two are In the box 
ofllce. 



With two days of sunshiny 
weather registered the outdoor parks 
are looking up. They have been 
open for two weeks now and con- 
stant rain has cut in terribly, but 
let the sun continue to shine and 
their advent will be welcomed. 
Washington likes the "Skooter" and 
the "Merry -Go- Round," and always 
did. 



The pictures current: Palace. "TLe. 
Moral Sinner": Columbia, "Ice- 
bound"; Metropolitan, ■■The Gold- 
fish"; Rialto. "Conductor 1492." The 
Rlalto is featuring Ted Weems nnd 
his orchestra equally with the Hinea 
feature. 



Jack Daly, dramatic critic for 
the Washington "Post," is back after 
a siege of illness. Daly was "gassed** 
during the war and is constantly 
having witat could be termed break- 
downs aa an aftermath. George 
Harvey is now editorial director of 
the "Post." The former Ambassa- 
dor to ESagland Is to have complete 
charge of the editorial policy of 
the paper, and commenced on his 
new duties here June 1. 



Variety -Clipper Bureeu, 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Evans Blcia. New York Ave. 



By HARDIE MEAKIN 

There is now much Joy in the 
hearts of the local dramatic men of 
the dailies here. They were lament- 
ing that for the first time in years 
it looked aa If Washington during 
the summer would have nothing to 
see nor they have nothing to write 
of — but the movies. 

Just when things looked the worst 
along cornea the announcement from 
Leo Leavltt, manager of Poll's, tell- 
ing of the opening of thj De Wolf 
Hopper opera company at his house 
June 9. 

This caused the local writers to 
"perk" right up, and now it remains 
to be seen if Washington, or at least 
that portion who regularly donate 
across the box oflflce windows will 
also "perk" right up. Elsewhere in 
this issue is a resume ot the plans 
of the Hopper company as outlined 
for the summer. 



bands," picture 
TAL— ' 



■Girl Shy," third week. 



ROT 
Picture 

LIBERTY — "Unseeing Eyes," 
picture. 

MAINSTREET— "A Son of the 
Sahara," picture. 

ISIS — "Dorothy Vernon of Had- 
don Hall," picture, third week. 



With the city a mass of color In 
honor of the golden convention of 
the Mystic Shrine, and fully 150,000 
visitors expected, the managers are 
not expecting anything unusual in 
the way ot business. 



Charles Dornberger and his or- 
chestra, formerly featured with 
White's "Scandals," have been en- 



All of the local papers had much 



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VARIETY 



TO THE VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS AND MANAGERS: 



I TAKE THIS MEANS OF SINCERELY THANKING EVERY ARTIST AND MANAGER OF THE 
DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF OUR PROFESSION WHO SO GRACIOUSLY AND UBERALLY GAVE OF 
THEIR SERVICES AND TIME, CONTRIBUTED FINANCIALLY, AND WHO WORKED SO CONSCIEN- 
TIOUSLY IN THE INTEREST OF AND FOR THE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF THE N. V. A. SICK 
AND BENEFIT WEEK, WHICH COMMENCED APRIL 20TH AND ENDED APRIL 27TH. 

IT WAS A GLORIOUS RECORD, AND AS A RESULT OF YOUR SPLENDID CO-OPERATION AND 
ASSISTANCE, WE SECURED ENOUGH FUNDS TO TAKE CARE OF THE UNFORTUNATE OF OUR 
PROFESSION DURING THE COMING YEAR. 



The paat year was a record one a* far a* the caring for those 
who required assistance is concerned. IndiTidoal cases are recorded 
from all parts of. the world where artists following their profession, 
whether menibers of the N. V. A. or not, were cared for. 

The interest and financial support extended by people of erery 
calling were most encouraging this year. Prompted by the work the 
N. V. A. is doing to harmonize the ▼andeville business, to raise its 
standards and to eliminate any and all evils which tend to lower its 
ethics as well as to establish a human consideration for the unfor- 
tunate, the Church, the business community including some of the 
most prominent men in financial, ccnnmercial and professional life, 
recognized these facts and gave us their generous support. 

The Mas<mic Order, the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, Kiwanis 
Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Board of Trade, et al., enthusiastically and gen- 
erously contributed. All of these institutions have for their rituals 
the extending of a helping hand to the unfortunate, and the N. V. A., 
for its ritual, has established the same brotherly and helpful spirit 
SM these institutions. 

Hotels, throughout the United States and Canada, contributed 
most j^enerously by giving their ballrooms for oitertainments during 
the Drive; in fact, all institutions and citizens genenjly, with tender 
hearts and generous impulse, joined with our own people in making 
the week a gala evenL 

This was all done in return for the liberal contribution the artists 
have given of their time and talent to the above named individuals 



and institutions for the purpose of raising money for organizations 
or personal charities which those in professional and business institu- 
tions were interested in. 

In behalf of the National Vaudeville Artists, Inc., and the Vaudo* 
ville Managers' Protective Association, I want to extend their and my 
heartfelt and grateful thanks. 

The Actors' Fund of America, which has been established 
upwards of forty years, is doing the same work that the N. V. A. has 
so successfully carried on, and I would like to see our profession give 
it the same support. Mr. Daniel Frohmsin, and the officers and 
directors, both men and women, have done stupendous work. Their 
method 6f raising funds calls for individual sacrifice and I hope and 
trust that the members of our profession will give serious thought to 
those who toil so hard in the interest of the Actors' Fund and con* 
tribute' liberally towards its support. The membership fee is $2 a 
year, and contributions should be made to Mr. Darnel Frohman, 
President, Actors' Fund of America, 701 Seventh avenue. New 
York City. 

I sincerely trust that the teachings of the Nazarine^ who sacrificed 
so much for us, will prompt our hearts and minds to unselfishly con> 
tinue this good wwk and by so doing receive the blessings of our 
Good Lord. 

Gratefully and Faithfully your*. 



F. ALBEE 



DETROIT 



By JACOB SMITH 

SHUBEBT-DETROIT— "A Trial 
Boneymoon," Sd week, indeflnite. 

SHUBERT- MICHIGAN — The 
Bat," 2d week. 

NEW DETROIT — Bavarian Paa- 
■lon Play pictures. 
.OARRICK — Bonstelle players. In 
njp tba Ladder." Next. "So This 
Xa London." 

IfAJBSTIC — ^Woodward players. 
In "Up In liabel'B Room." Next, 
"Nishtle Nlsht" 

Photoplays — "Secrets," Adams; 
"Just Mary." Madison; "Olrl of 



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the Llmberlost." Colonial; "Law 
Forbids," Broadway-Strand; "Out 
of the DusC Fox- Washington. 



Metro and Qoldwyn have com- 
bined the Detroit branches. Lester 
Sturm has been appointed manager. 
He was former Qoldwyn manager 
at Pittsburgh. 



Phtl Olelchman has practically 
closed a deal with Universal on the 
Broadway-Strand theatre, effective 
June 1. Universal plans to operate 
the house until July I and then to 
close for Improvemens. 



Tom Moule, manager of the 
Capitol, Madison and Adams, leaves 
June 10 for Callfomla.^ accom- 
panied by Mike Schoenherr, man- 
ager of the Columbia. They will be 
gone four weeks. 



company and municipal dramatic 
class companies opened the open 
air park theatre Mason this week. 



"Q\t\ Shy" remained four weeks 
at the Adams, creating new box 
office records. 



It is understood that the manage- 
ment hopes to keep "Abie's Irish 
Rose," oi>ening at the Capitol June 
8. here, through most of the sum- 
mer. The eocperiment will be 
watched locally. Due to the fact 
that stock companies hold leases 
upon the two legitimate houses, 
English's and the Murat, through 
the summer, "Abie's Irish Rose" 
had to take the burlesque house. 

The interest Ues In whether 
"Able" is strong enough to live 
several months in the face of the 
difHculty of pnlUng the legitimate 
theatre crowd to the burlesque 
house for a legitimate attraction 
and in the face of the compeUtion 
of three first-class stock companies. 



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The curtain has about oome down 
on the season in Brooklyn. The 
Majestic wound up with Jane Cowl 
In "Romeo and Juliet" Weather 
breaking right, the week was a 
good one. 

The Alhambra players (stock) 
held out longest in Brooklyn. It 
is closing this week. 

INDIANAPOLIS 

By VOLNEY B. FOWLER 

KEITH'S — Aborn opera company. 

ENGLISH'S— "Here Comes the 
Bride," Berkell players. 

MURAT— "So This Is London," 
Murat players. _ „ ^ 

BROOKSIDE PARK— "The Road 
to Happiness," Municipal stock 
company. _. ^ 

GARFIELD PARK — "Right or 
Wrong," Municipal dramatic class 

O. Carlton Guy's municipal stocK 



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There was so much terpsichore on 
the bill last week at the Orpheum 
that when Bill Robinson, conclud- 
ing hlB second week, stepped out in 
the next-to-closlng spot to give the 
folks his line of inimitable steps 
they just did not seem to want them 
much, nor did they ask BiU to stay 
more than his allotted 12 minutes. 
And then to close the show there 
was more dance. 

As exquisite dancing as one would 
care to have by Elisabeth brown 
and Scdano, who received the in- 
spiration for their stepping from 
music furnished by a string quintet. 
However, when they were revealed 
ns a dancing agRrepatlon at the 
parting of the drapes the lower floor 
be^an emptying itself automatically, 
and bv the time the couple were 
through It was half occupied. 

The bookers meant well. They 
sot a good combination of acts to- 
gether, but they forgot that one In- 
Kredlent necessary — variety. There 
was too much of the flaah order on 
the bill, with Ave of the seven acts 
In full Btajte. The show was what Is 
railed In the east a "summer" bill. 



PLANTATION CAFE 

WHERE SCREENLAND LUMINARIES FROLIC WITH THEIR 
STAGE BRETHREN 

A Nice Drive Out Washington Blvd. to Culver City 



but as the season of the year means 
nothing here, the folks do not seem 
to relish this type of bill as Uiey 
would elsewhere. 

When it came to garnering the 
top honors of the bill it can truth- 
fully be said that Linda, the lithe 
young lassie who simply lets her 
long, loose legs go this way and that 
and who twirls her form around at a 
whirlwtnd pace, took all of the hon- 
ors. She took them away from every- 
body, even Harry Carroll, who 
worked like a trojan to make the 
customers like his novelty revue, 
'Everything Will Be All Right." 
Thoflgh Linda was the outstanding 
light, Zelma and Bernlce O'Neal 
need not be overlooked, also Joe 
Donaghue. All In all, this turn, 
which ran 44 minutes, seemed to be 
the brightest spot. 

Next in favor came Al K. Hall and 
his trio of aids. Hall dispensed the 
only real oomedy on the bill. He 
was very liberal In handing out his 
portion, too, and the patrons en- 
joyed it. To conclude he added a 
little grotesque eccentric dancing, 
which made every one sit up and 
take notice. 

Opening the show were the Medinl 
Trio, two men and a woman, with 
a novelty ladder balancing offerteg. 
This trio are experts In their art 
and contribute a pleasing musical 
novelty as well as an equlllbrlstlc 
feat which was most thrilling. 

Nancy Decker came next with a 
catalog of popular numbers. Unfor- 
tunately, Miss Decker earn* with a 
ciulntet of numbers pretty well used 
here abouts, with the result that she 
did not move at the pace that might 
have been expected of her under 
other circumstances. 

Hockey and Green's "World of 
Make Believe," featuring Nola St 
Clair, was next. This Is as pretty a 
novelty flash offering as has t>een 
seen hereabouts this season. The 
quintet of women and trio of men 
presented a meritorious entertain- 
ment, with Miss St Clair excelling 
in her comedy endeavors. Scenloally 
the offering was superb and collec- 
tively it was well liked. L'sf. 

While an audience was witnessing 
the show at the Callpatria. Braw- 



ley, a picture house, a awarthy haad 
reached through the b<»>efflce win- 
dow from the lobby and elntehed tha 
throat of Mrs. William Gunn; treas- 
urer, while its eompanton band 
grabbed |260, the evening's reeelpts 
In bills. The robber then esoapeA 
In aa automobile. - ^ 



Mme. Ernestine Sohunaann-Heink 
Is to sing at the Pasadena Rose 
Bowl tor the graduation exercises of 
the Pasadena High School June 1% 

Ruth Matloek, daughter of Judge 
A. Lb Matloek, of San Antonio, made 
her professional stage debut as one 
of the dancing girls of the Fifth 
Avenue Follies Girls at the Fifth 
Avenue Monday. 

For the present she will work in 
the ensembles to acquire stage pres- 
ence. After that she may be pro- 
moted to the post of solo dancer. 



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ni AND INJURED 

(Continued from Page 7) 
darcolnc treatment for' a nervous 
tNreakdowB. 

William r. Canfleld, recently with 
Porter J. White's companr In 
vaudeville, Is In the Memorial Hos- 
pital. 106th street and 8th avenue. 
New Tork, suffering from smoker's 
eanoer of the mouth. He has al- 
ready received three radlumpack 
treatments and one X-Ray treat- 
ment, whioh have given him con- 
siderable relief. 

Ruth Qrar (Qrar (amUy) given 



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very little chance to recover from 
the mysterious Inward bleeding 
disease which attacked her some 
■Ix months ago, and is virtually the 
first to beat the aliment, is almost 
completely recovered. She will be 
perfectly well and able to go back 
to work with the family in a short 
time. 

Mrs. Viola Treadwell (Dream Vi- 
sions") taken to the FVench Hos- 
pital, New Tork, recently, sutCertng 
from anemia, after several blood in- 
fusions, is picking up nicely and 
expects to rejoin the act shortly. 

Joe Whitehead remains at the 
McCutcheon Hospital, Cassopolls, 
Mich., awaiting recovery of his in- 
jured arm. He will be there a few 
more weeks. 

Ekilth Wllma (Ketch and Wllma) 
was threatened with diphtheria. She 
is at present recuperating at home 
in Missoula, Mont 

Porta-Povltch Is recuperating from 
a breakdown and will soon resume 
active duty at his ballet schooL 
Mme. Porta-Povltch has been In 
charge during her hjsband's illneso. 

Margaret- Macey, vaudeville single, 
was forced to cancel the first half 
at Lynbrook this week through 
having suffered a severe attack of 
ptomaine poisoning. She Is nt>w 
practically recovered and will re- 
sume her vaude Umu next week. 

Sol Carlin, dancer, who was badly 
injured In un auto oolllslon at Lako- 
wood, N. J., two weeks ago, haa 
been discharged from the hospital 
and will rest several wteks before 
resuming bis work. 



EDDIE MACK TALKS 



Na 181 






Reunited, Two Good Men, STEPPE and O'NEIL, 
at Coliseum, New York (June 5-8). 

Why shouldn't they be? They both wear the same 
clothes, the best plothes, EDDIEMACK Clothes. 

EODIEMACK has all clothes. His styles, from con- 
servative to the ultimate, will suit you. His fabrics 
are the best by his test. 

Come in and see. We dress the most dapper actor 
or the most conservative manager. 



MACK'S CLOTHES SHOP 

MACK BUILDING 

166 West 46th Street 

Just a Step East of Broadway 



RIGHT OFF TBE DESK 

(Continued from Page t) 

week I've had In years. One is Mrs. Clarence Wiiletts, who has spent 
the last S4 weeks on the road with her husband, manager of "Sally," and 
the other is a buddy who -bad just completed a tour around the world. 



Ra)ph Trier rises to inquire if the guest table at the Friars' dinner to 
me was an operating tabic-, inasmuch as he saw three doctors there. Yes, 
Ratpb. It was even worse. It was a dissecting table, and I was the vic- 
tim. 



It made me supremely happy to see so many of my fellow newspaper 
workers at the dinner, foi when a person is honored :n his own country 
It seems to m>. to rank him far above a mere prophet. At one lable there 
were 11 representatives of the MoNaught Syndicate, which is hawking my 
pseudo-literaturo. Among them was O. O. Mclntyre and his wife. Rube 
Qoldberg and vrlfe, while on the dais were thiee r-ore, Irvin S. CoM>, Will 
Rogers and myself. And the New Tork Newspaper Women's CIu1>— I 
love them collectively and individually — had two table*. 



Page Irv. Cot>b, wlio said In his speech at the Friara' dinner that thore 
are unly three re^lar repcrters left, rjtd he wai one Of them aul I was 
the other t-r — WoU. I was included. Ho went on to speak of the differ- 
ence between reporters and special writers and journalists, and I guess, he 
was right, for here Is wiiat an Associated Press dispatch carried on a 
murder mystery in Chicago: 

— "Are these two the forerunners of a new type of scientifle killor, 
who will deal death remorselessly in order to test their reactions 
in the Uboratory of MODERN BEaiAVIORISTIC PSYCHOtiOaTr' 
Any one who could write like that, oven at night press rates. Is just 
bound to be a journalist. Whatever U is he means, I'll bet it's a dirty dig 
at the murderers. Maybe if that's what they did, they deaerro to be 
convicted, tha Is If the jury can understand what it's all about. 



Eiddte Cantor tells this one as a true vtory and he evon goes so far as 
to take the responsibility for It, 

The ingenue left the show, telling the producer that she was going home 
iind would return -to the company only if ho a{,reed to ^ay her $(0 
a week. A month later she received a telegram which read: 

"Show reopens Monday oit Broadway. Tour part still open." 

The chorine wired this reply; 

"Will come back for fifty." 

An hour later she received a telegram reading: 

"Fifty yovdpn't." 



CASTINa 




BBAMA LEAGUE ELECTIOHS 

Los Angeles. June 3. 
Francis A. Nlllson of Chicago was 
elected president of the Drama 
League at its convention here, the 
remaining oflncera being: Lorado 
Taft, Mrs. A. SUrr Best and Otto H. 
Kahn. vice-presidents, with Daniel 
L. Quirk of Tpsilantl, Mich., secre- 
tary. 



Taking the ni 
Ont of Vaodeynie 

is best aooomplished by new ms- 
torial. I have written success- 
fully for Sophie Tuoker, Nora 
Bayes, Bon Welch, Al Jolson, 
Willie and Eugene Howard, 
Qoorgo Yeoman, Elinor* and 
Williams, Hunting and Frances, 
and litorally kundrods of other 
feromost laugh purveyors. For 
the prsMnt I shall compound my 
eomody ooncoctlons in San Fran- 
eisoo and ean b* addressed at 
Hotel Granada, Sutter and Hyde 
Stroets. 

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The Minskys are casting for their 
summer show which gets under way 
the latter part of the month at the 
National Winter Garden, New York. 

Although the majority of the 
principals of the present stock bur- 
lesque have been retained for the 
new show, several newcomers will 
be added. Also a weekly feature 
during the run of the stpck, which 
is calculated to last through the 
summer. 



"Mud" Rehearsing 
The Unity Producing Co. has put 
"Mud" In rehearsal. The play will 
be an early fall offering. 




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B. F. KEITH'S PALACE 
NEW YORK 

THIS WEEK (JUNE 2) 

OiARLES HARRISON 

AND 

-^ SYLVIA DAKIN== 

Hilh BILLY HOGUE in "THE 3 OF US" 

Diraction ROSE & CURTIS 

To Managers — A new version of ths "Three of Us* 
roady for next season, and it's a worthy successor. 



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Archie Bell. Palace, Cleveland— "One of the fun- 
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"The speed is almost incredible. There is enough 
entertainment crammed into 15 minutes to com- 
plete two ordinary turns. Can't miss on any of 
the big-time bills." 



Tom Bashaw. Ciiicago Tribune (Palace) — 
"Here's a couple treading on headline paths. 
Stopped the show with theif classic 'Three of 
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PHIL BAKER'S WIFE 

(Continued from page 5) 
the assistance of a carefully pre- 
pared legal structure by Julius 
Kendler (Kendler & GoldsteiA). 
Baker euccec^fully supported his 
premise that for bis wife to l)e 
awarded the teruporary relief Bought 
she must prove and show she has 
a chance ror success ultimately. 

Justice MoCook seemingly did not 
think so after several letters were 
produced ia evidence. 

Baker alleged he was at all times 
a dutiful and loving husband; that 
he was not cruel; that the occasion 
In Barney Gallant's club in Green- 
wich Village, complained of, was 
orderly, which contention Gallant 
and Bernard Bricks, bis manager, 
supported; that w'len he saw his 
wife in the company of Robert Her- 
nandez, a Spaniard, in the Troca- 
dero (cabaret), as has been her 
usual wont, allegedly, he was not 
cruel. 

Although summoned before Judge 
Frothinghara in the Seventh Dis- 
trict Itagistrate's Court for disor- 
derly conduct, where he was not 
even represented by counsel, the 
case was dismissed; that he did sot 
Indulge in liquor. 

Baker, however, mentioned one 
occasion where his yife was in 
the company of Betty ^^liams of 
the "Follies," and he fountfVii* wife 
drunk in the Commodore Hotel. 

Fabian Garcia, another Spaniard, 
is named as having been constantly 
in her company. 

Letters to "Vivy" 

Among the letters quoted from 
the court records is one ascribed 
to a popular comedian in the "Fol- 
lies," which had the signature torn 
off, reading. "Vivy: I love you, 
dear, and have kept my promise to 
you. I hope you nave been as true, 
and have thought as much of me — 
but that's asking too much. Off 
now In a gale of horseradish. Bye- 
bye tor now, all my love and mil- 
lion kisses to you, sweetheart." 

It is one of the epistles Baker 
discovered in a private drawer of 
Mrs. Baker's. After becoming sus- 
picious he broke it open and found 
several amorous communications. 

Another reads in part: "I know 
you very well better than you think 
I do. You are a lovely woman, and 
in a truly feminine way you are the 
creature of your Immediate emo- 
tion. 

"It wa«, perhaps, my cwn eeo- 
tlsm and vanity which prompted me 



WARNING!!! 

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This b How TTiey Treat Americans 



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to read Into your character that 
quality which is rare in woman — 
sincerity. It is rare because it is 
not natural in the feminine com- 
plex. . . . There Is one request I 
have to make of you — don't ever 
discuss me seriously with any one. 
The reason is this— I am always 
the actor, the fraud — excepting on 
rare occasions, like with you, where 
I have been Just my own true, 
wesk, animal self — you understand 
— don't want people to find me 
out. 

'-J weakened In your case — but — 
you are the last. 'Ruthless, relent- 
less and remorselees* Is bow the 
slogan, and I am very happy." 
Other L«ttera 

Follows another from "H," dated 
Nov. 19, 1923, from London, and an- 
other from John Wynn Fredericks, 
who encloses hi5 business address 
as being c/o the Imperial Refining 
Co. of ra.. Lock Haven, Pa.; also 
his home -address. 

"Ted" wrote from Albany In part 
as follows: "But gosh— It seems 
that when I do meet a girl I feel 
that I would like a lot there Is 
always a catclj to it, some place. 
These Billy, lame-train, so-called 
flapi>er8 never give ma a worry. 
And when I find 'one of the few* — 
well, I guess I'll Just have to keep 
trying, and maybe I can find one, 
some day, who is not madly in love, 
engaged, or — married." 

It was further recounted how 
Mrs. Baker Anally came home at 
I a. m., admitting she had been out 
with HernandeE. 

Kiss Vernon admitted earning $76 
in the "Follies." but Baker also add- 
ed she overlooked mentioning her 
$100 weekly income (average) from 
picture work for Famous Players- 
Lasky on Long Island. 



"ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE E3MPIRE PROGRAM LAST 
NIQHT THiaiE CAME A BRE^ATH OF THE JTRESHNESS FOR 
WHICH THE MUSIC HALL PUBLIC HAS BEEN PIEADINO SO 
LONG. IT WAS THE MEREST WHIFF, BUT AFTER WHAT HAD 
GONE BEFORE IT SE:EMED REMARKABLE, AND XT IS SIGNDI* 
CANT OF THE AI.MOST PATHETIC DESIRE OV MUSIC UAUut 
PATRONS FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL VARY— OH, JT78T A. 
LITTLE— FROM THE SAME OLD SAMENESS, THAT THE AinX- 
ENCB SAT UP EAGERLY, GULPED DOWN THIS TRIFLE, AND 
CLAMORED, SURPRISED, FOR MORE. MR. KIMBKRLY AND MISS 
PAGE ARE AMERICANS. AND IT WAS NOT WHAT THEY DID. BUT 
THE WAT THEY DID IT. THAT SCORED." j t 

YORKSHIRE *'POST.» . . 



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NOTICE 

"THE ROMANCE OF PANAMA" 

190S COMPANY 

Any members of company, David Warsaw, Yolanda 
Wallace or others, please communicate immediately 
with 

JAMES B. HOPKINS, Attorney, 

Room 1400, 119 West 40th Street, New York 

Information Required Which Will Be to Your 

Advantage 



CHASE HYPNOTIST 

(Continued from page t) 

ing until Anally reaching hia h'tei, 
also tbe only hotel In the village. 

Although another performance 
had been billed for tbe following 
night, It was forsaken. Tbs pro- 
fessor tha next day consulted the 
only attorney in town but must 
have made up his mind St was too 
much of a one-man city and dis- 
appeared. 

The rumpus started when the 
professor called for a committee 
from the audience. Evidently hav- 
ing assembled with a suspicion 
lurking that hypnotists who can 
hypnotise would never" pick New- 
ark Village for regular coin, the 
boys arrivedwith their load of eggs 
and fruit. 

Upon the Invitation three of the 
young men passed to the sage. As 
the professor "worked" upon them 
tlicy smiled and refused to go to 
s'eep. Sent away as "resisting," 
three mo.-e tried anl also were 
given the gate. Then three others, 
whom the villagers didn't know, 
went right to dozeland under the 
professor's hypnotic glare. 

Some one in the aud'ence made a 
facetious remark and one o* the 
three sleepers awoke long enough 
to slip a wink over to tbe audi- 
ence. 

After that tbe eggs and fruit 
werA stage-bound, and then the 
chase. 



"LEON KIMBERLY AND HELEN PAGE HEAD THE PROORAIL 
HELEN PAGE IS ORIGINAL. HER RETORTS TO HER PAKTNER 
ARE SO SURPRISINGLY BLUNT THilT THE VERY UNEXPBCTKD- 
NESS OF THEM CREATES MEIRRIMENT*. SHE HAS A PUCKLIKB 
PERSONALITY THAT EMPHASIZES THE PBRTNE6S OP HKR 
repartee: SHE IS MATERtAL FROM WHICH ANY AMOUNT OT. 
DIVERSION WOULD EMANATE DID TIME PERMIT." g^ 



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"LEON XIMBERLT AND HELEN PAOE WERE ONE OF THB 
REALLY GOOD TURNS. NO OTHER ARTISTS OCT MORE AP« 
f»LAUSE THAN THIS PAIR FOR THEIR EFFORTS." 



NEWCASTLE ''JOURNAL,'* 






"LEON KIMBERLY AND HELEN PAGE ABE NKWCOMBRB FROM 

U. S. A., AND IN THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN THIS COUNTRT 
THEY MADE AN IMMEDIATE HIT." , u.„ 

SHEFFIELD "MAIL.' ~ 



ENGLAND'S CHANCELLOR 

(Continued from Page 3} 

married sbe asked bim for soaae 
money, she did the same thing on 
the second day, and had been do- 
ing it ever since. The friend said, 
"What does she do with the 
money?" and he, Snowden, an- 
swered, "I don't know; I haven't 
given her any yet." 

This got a good laugh from the 
political "fans" who always watch 
for their leader's jokes. Almost as 
good a laugh as the yarn got when 
originally used by a "double act" 
and published betoie in Joe Miller's 
Joke Book. 

The habit of telling stories grows 
but Bometlroefl has not such ordi- 
nary results as the Identification of 
Snowden's true story. The other 
night at a General Theatrical 



Benevolent Fund dinner Sir Gerald 
du Maurtor told a atory about ttaa 
prime minister havli« to to* 
coached In dress and manaera br 
his butler. How he tried to get out 
to an Important function and tha 
servant turned him back and eom» 
pelled him to dress correctly. 

The prime minister waa sot 
wildly delighted with this, although 
du Maurler quickly said It was • 
Joke on his part. 




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FORCED OFF HITS 

(Continued from Pago 13) 
Thre« attractions opened this 
Veek but none were listed for next 
week up to Tuesday nlgrht. Monday 
"The Fatal Wedding" waa repro- 
Auc«d at the Ritz, the former popu- 
lar priced melodrama havin« a $4.40 
top for the Broadway premiere. 



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MAKE UP 



Est Henry C Miner. Inc. 



Tuesday the musical "Floaale" took 
to the Lyrlce after being flxetl up 
following trying out. Tonight (Wed- 
nesday) "One Helluva Night" starts 
at the Sam H. Harris^ 
■ "Hell Bent fer Heaven," one of 
the shows ordered oft by Equity 
drew the best business in the out- 
lying theatres last week, getting 
nearly (10.000 at the Bronx opera 
bouse; Jane Cowl as Juliet got 
about $9,500 at the Majestic, Brook- 
lyn; "In The Next Room" grossed 
$9,000 at the Riveria; "Kiki" was 
around $8,000 at the Shubert. New- 
ark, with "Hurricane" under $4,500 
at the Broad Street. 

Closing Hits Buys and Cuts 
The closing of seven of the Broad- 



Meeting Thursday 
Night at 11.30 

TOMORROW NIGHT (JUNE 5) 

BIJOU THEATRE (W. 45TH ST.) 

Members and Non-Members — Ladies and Gentlemen—! 

Are Invited 



JEWISH THEATRICAL GUILD 

WILLIAM MORRIS, President 

EDDIE CANTOR, 1st vice-president; SAM BERNARD, 
2nd vice-president; SIME SILVERMAN, 3rd vice-presi- 
dent; FRED BLOCK, financial secretary; DR. HUGO 
RIESENFELD, treasurer; HARRY COHEN, secretary. 

Invites you if of that faith and associated with the 
show business in any capacity to become a member. 

OBJECTS purely and sincerely 
FRATERNAL AND BENEFICIAL only 
MEMBERSHIP, $10 YEARLY. (Life Membership, 
$250). 

The following form if filled out with enclosure will receive 
prompt acknowledgment: 



way attractions made somewhat of 
a difference In the ratings of the 
number of attractions held by the 
advance price brokers and also in 
the cut rates. Out of the seven 
shows that closed there were six 
listed at bargain prices. This de- 
creased the cut rate list to 21 for 
this week, while in the premium 
offices there were but seven shows 
listed as buys. 

Of the new shows that came in 
last week the only one that received 
a buy from the brokers was "Keep 
Kool" at the Morosco, for which 
they are taking 300 seats a night 
for four weeks with a 2S per cent 
return. The other attractions on 
the buy list are "Beggar on Horse- 
back" (Broadhurst), which is in its 
final week; "Kid Boots" (Earl Car- 
roll); "Expressing Willie" (48th 
Street); "The Show OfT (Play- 
house); "Chariot's Revue of 1924" 
(Selwyn) and "Innocent Eyes" 
(Winter Garden). 

In the cut rates the offerings were 
"Poppy" (Apollo); "Two Strangers 
From Nowhere" (Bayes); "Cheaper 
to Marry" (Delmont); "The Shame 
Woman" (Comedy); "White Cargo" 
(DSly's); "Spring CleanlnR" (El- 
tinge); "The Melody Man" (49th 
St.); "The Kreutzer Sonata" (Fra- 
zee) ; "Saint Joan" (Qarick) ; "Fash- 
ion" (Greenwich Village); "Blos- 
som Time" (Jolson'a); "Meet the 
Wife" (Klaw); "Little Jessie 
James" (Little) ; "Moonlight" (Long 
acre); "Fata Morgana" (Lyceum) 
"The Potters" (Plynniouth) ; "The 
Wonderful Visit", (Princess); "The 
Fatal Wedding" (Ritz); "Vogues" 
(Shubert); "The Bride" (S9th St.), 
and "Mr. Battling Buttler" (Times 
Square). 



Maher. (Attorney, Eugene Mackey, 
14 Wall street.) 

Dramatists' Theatre Realty Corp., 
New YorK; theatrical, motion pic- 
tures, realty; 2,000 shares preferred 
stock, )100 par value; -8,000 shares 
common stock non par value; Jesse 
C. Millard, Hamilton Hadley, Henry 
L. Steltz. (Attorney, S. V. Ryan, Al- 
bany, N. Y.) 

Action Pictures, Inc., New York; 
motion pictures; (25,000; K. A. 
Sherpick, L. 1. Shelley, R. C. Van 
Aken. (Attorneys, Melvln & Sher- 
pick, 165 Broadway.) 

Cultura Producing Co., Inc., New 
York; amusement business; |5,000; 
Alberta Ganz, Julius Kendler, Her- 
man I,apin. (Attorneys, Kendler & 
Goldstein, 1540 Broadway.) 

H. A 8. Theatres, Inc., New York; 
manage theatres; $100,000; Rose B. 
Schiff, Sara Zuckerman, Fannie 
Wald. (Attorneys, Shalne & Weln- 
rlo, 299 Broadway.) 



OKLAHOMA 

Midwest Film Exchange of 
Arkansas, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 
Incorporators: T. H. Slothower, 
Merta Slothor/«r and P. R. Isley. 

Central Texas Theatres Corp., 
Austin and Waco; capital stock, 
$25,000; Incorporators: Charles B. 
Marsh, E. S. Fontress, Harold B. 
Franklin and Thomas W. Vernon. 



DR. HUGO RIESENFELD 

Treasurer, Jewish Theatrical Guild, 
RIALTO THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY. 

Enclosed find $10 for a year's dues to enroll me as a 

member of the Jewish Theatrical Guild. 

' i. .■■-•„,,■■■. 
Name. ......;.........., 

. . Address 



Members or prospective members desiring application blanks for mem- 
* bership may procure them upon request. 



INCOBFORATIONS 

(Continued from page T) 
Rose Sandlow, Elizabeth C. Dreyer. 
(Attorneys, Gilbert Bt Gifbert, 43 
Exchange place.) 

Louis Clayton Co., Inc., New 
York; restaurant, theatrical pro- 
prietors, etc.; $5,000; Bertha Mer- 
ker, P. E. Franklin, Saul Gordon. 
(Attorney,- Saul Gordon, 19 West 
44th street.) 

Oscar Green Theatrical Corp., 
Brooklyn; operate theatres, etc.; 
$10,000; Oscar Green, F. M. Rap- 
port, Lena Horowitz. (Attorney, 
Charles W. Groll, 228 West 42d 
street.) 

Anel Theatrical Corp., Now York; 
theatrical; $10,000; F. M. Rapport, 
Lee Horowitz, Rose M.xrshak. (At- 
torney, Charles W. Groll, 228 West 
42d street.) 

Seneca Camera Manufaoturing 
Co., Inc., Rochester; cameras, etc.; 
$25,000; Burnslde MacCuiiim, John 
J. Skelly, M. J. Kerner. (Attorneys, 
Harris, Beach, Harris & Watson, 
Rochester, N. Y.) 

Sering D. Wilson & Co., Ine, New 
York; pictures; 300 shares non par 
value. Directors: S. D. Wilson, R. 
W. Wetherald, H. C. Wless. Sub- 
scribers: F. V. Donegan, P. B. 
Healy, M. A. Ernst. (Attorneys. 
Barber & Stetson, 32 Broadway.) 

Twin Pictures Corp., Yonkers; 
pictures; 200 shares non par value. 
Directors: Myron L. Lesser, Pearl 
Cohen, Whitmaa Bennett, Viola Mc- 
Laughlin. Sabra Ellis. (Attorney, 
M. L. Lesser, 366 Madison avenue.) 

Sensitized Films, Inc., New York; 
films, etc.; $100,000; Arthur A. 
ICaye, Williv.m A. Durcan, EJdw. A. 



USYLPHE 

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Ballet, Acrobatic, Orientale 



THIS MARRIAGE 

(Continued from Page 18) 

mandment and the final curtain falls 
on another embrace. 

There is one very objectionable 
spot — where the vamp tells the wife, 
in the presence of her husband, she 
seduced hubby and he was merely a 
"fall guy." 

The play is not uninteresting, but 
It is not convincing. None of the 



characters by word or deed Is able 
to Justify the points of view, and in 
the sex tangle they are more polite 
than emotional. 

Herbert Marshall plays Chris with 
a smile upon his face and a manner 
oh! so nice. Cathleen Nesbitt strug- 
gles with the wife's arguments, and 
Talluiah Bankhead vamps valiantly. 

Jolo. 




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Iwunclng ball, and the 
JnC^laC of a glass of wine (or what 
looked like It) balanced inside a 
triangle of wood, on the end of a 
bUUard cue, being especially clever 
trtekiS. It U an elegant novelty 
opener for any bill. 

Stephens and Brunelle, a mixed 
team, had singing and talking in 
the aecond spot with the talk of 
little account. The singing and the 
woman's wardrobe got them by 
nicely. 

Oliver and Olsen, another mbced 
couple. Impersonating rural swains. 
put ever a nice little hit for them- 
selTes, owing to the eccentric 
dwit^nir of the girl, whose jazz and 
limber dancing will land her into 
better company if palne are taken 
to develop her talent She has a 
▼err fair voice in addition. 

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slstera and a brother, are a veraattle 
group, playing a violin and two 
guitars aooeptably, dancing cleverly 
in different styles, singing pop 
songs In perfect Kngliah with aver- 
age voices, and the two girls do- 
ing a very line routine of contor- 
tion and acrobatic steps. They 
registered strongly. Pretty scenery 
and coatumes are added assets to 
the act 

Shelton Brooks, the colored 
monologist (and song writer) went 
over very big with a couple of 
original songs, several stories well 
told (and new), and a darned good 
loose dance at the finish. Next to 
closing, he held the spot ade- 
quately. 

■Tarmack," the Russian Festival 
of singing, dancing and character 
impersonations, closed the vaude- 
ville, each number, especially the 
featured dancer's, getting rounds of 
applause. The audience were still 
applauding, after several curtains 
had been taken, and the picture was 
running on the screen. 

"The Fighting Coward," a filmed 
version of the play. "Magnolia," 
held the audience at the finish. 



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BROADWAY 

This week's outfit at the Broad- 
way could move six blocks up the 
Big Alley and make it. It has the 
wallop of big time in every minute 
of It, and is shrewdly booked and 
laid out for variety, punch, sustained 
interest and those technical ingre- 
dients which expert vaudeville spe- 
cialists have learned must combine 
to make a true vaudeville bill. 

The opener is a nUty; the deucer 
is a sweet cinch; the three-spot Is a 
sensation; little Joe is a howl; five 
is a smash; next-to-shut is a 
scream; the blowoft Is a hurrah. 
Boat that for seven-card pique! 
In order tht'y run: 
Casson Brothers and Marie, two 
versatile and shifty dancing boys 
who tear paper and sing ballads 
(sounds silly, but it isn't), and a 
cutle who shakes a pretty pair of 
limbs and whose bobbed hair is red 
and looks honest; skillfully con- 
ceived finish imitating the mechan- 
ical phonograph-dancers and a 
mechanical shimmying kewple; 
I)lenty of applause. 
Edward Miller in a neat routine 



of popular tMJlada. ringing in a 
medley of' supposedly reserved hits 
from the musical shows; stopped 
the works and could have easily 
taken another base in the confusion. 

Marcelle and hia SuperseaL This 
baby made good at the Palace and 
ruined 'em at the Hip. The un- 
canny versatility and trained ac- 
complishments of the slick beast 
surpass casual comprehension. The 
Broadway crowd ate him alive and 
screamed for more. 

Holmes and La Vere, with their 
box-on-stage comedy snappers, the 
girl's smooth song-and-dance and 
impersonation, the man's piano hoke 
and the wise tricks In succession to 
work, up a comedy climax for the 
getaway, must have knocked off a 
hundred laugtis. Also stopped the 
show. 

O'Hanlon and Zambuni. with the 
four Spanish musicians, the great 
team of manhandling dancers and 
the Bignorlta with the sinuous mo- 
tions, dealt in just what this au- 
dience came to buy. Heavy artil- 
lery fire marked the finish of every 
number, and the apache dance 
knocked 'em for a row of callouses. 
Bows before the curtain were de- 
manded not less than six times. 

Moss (not B. S.) and Frye. old- 
tlmera with a sense of humor all 
their own and harmonies, got Mc- 
Intyre and Heath yeUs. 

La Fleur and Portia closed. Portia 
Is a pretty girl, discovered on a 
drumhead perch, doing a body con- 
tortion resting on her chin. Knter 
La Fleur, who slowly muscles him- 
self on the rings, up and back on 
a two-flnger hold. He iron Jaws a 
set of rings on which Portia hangs. 
Portia then does aa amazing and 
thrilling trick. She bites into an 
anchored post, bends the crab until 
the small of her back rests on the 
top of her head, and there she dies 
perpendicular with only the Jaw- 
hold — unique and extraordinary. But 
the finale Is even more stunning. 
La Fleur, suspended high with a 
teeth-hold, spins for a full minute, 
faster and faster, until he is a verl. 
table top, and comes down smiling 
and easy. A sensational silent act 
any time, anywhere. 

And that, with a feature film, for 
six bits top! ijait. 



and was reviewed In 1117. The 
chief change, outside of the rou- 
tine, la the substitution of a 
dancer for the 'cello player, and the 
former takes the honors of the act. 
The turn is nicely put on, in full 
stage, with several lighting effects 
scoring an Impression. 

Kennedy and Kramer were first 
reviewed, by Variety, in 1913, and 
criticised because of the lack of 
novelty and class in their turn. The 
same thing continues to hold good. 
They no^ longer appear in black- 
face, but offer about the same rou- 
tine. The hard shoe tap stepping 
Is expert, however, and it drew 
strong applause Monday night 

Third, was art act that was re- 
viewed six months earlier, January, 
1913. It was Milton Pollock and 
company, in "Between Friends," 
a conventional "cranky father" 
sketch by George Ade. It was 
pronounced a fair, spiall-tlme ve- 
hicle 11 years ago — time has worked 
its ravages and there are not a 
half dozen real laughs in It for an 
average audience. Pollock Is stui 
effective as the old man and the 
support, which Uoubtless has 
changed, la capable, although the 
girl spoils an otherwise attractive 
appearance by wearing red shoes 
that died a miserable death last 
year. The sketch Is kickless. 

Following QafCney and Walton 
(New Acts), Morris and Shaw held 
down the topline position. The boys 
are certainly not tyros, but Shaw's 
"cokle" and Morris' Hebrew are 
still fresh characterlzatlona The 
act would be funnier than it is If 
there were Just a bit less hoke and 
more legitimate humor. Besides, 
there should be more slnglpg. 

The Royal Hong Kong Trotrpe 
(New Acts), apparently the only real 
new act on the bill, closed with an 
exhibition of fire -eating, contortion 
work and. plate spinning that failed 
to start much. "Between Friends." 
the film, only held about half of a 
capacity house. 



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An air of antiquity about the first 
half bill at the B8th Street this 
week that is not entirely due to the 
pronounced age of the theatre. 
The show. Itself, is an example 
of the tragedy of the three- 
a-day; the futile struggle of many 
acts to pull themselves above the 
small-time limits. 

Two of the turns are to be found 
on Variety's files no less than 11 
years ago doing almost precisely 
the same acta aa at present. An- 
other dates back to 1917. and two 
of the remaining three appear to 
rest rather firmly In the long-es- 
tablished, not to say the veteran 
class. The result was a show that 
was musty and worn, although 
It must be said the Queensborough 
Bridge s'jctlonlsts seemed to relish 
it In proportion to its age. 

Four Komany Girls opened and 
proved to be the only artistic note 
of an otherwise extremely "bour- 
geoisie" show. The act was for- 
merly known aa the Romany Four, 



that tor a novelty turn runs very 
high. He has a dark stage and gets 
elcJctrlcal and wire effects. One 
youngster In the audience proved to 
be the very best kind of a ballyhoo 
for Nevada with this act. 

George Lyons, with his harp, was 
In next position, a boy who, with 
some musical numbers that seemed 
rather old, scored heavily. 

Casey and Warren did not get 
over BO well, but as the chuckles 
that go with this act are pretty well 
drawn out over several minutes It is 
not surprising that the turn was off 
in applause. 

The Runaway Four were the usual 
hit, but the Fritzl RIdgewny act, a 
burlesque on the taking of a scene 
in the pictures, registered very 
lightly yesterday afternoon. 

If Ted and Betty Healy had 
stopped their act with their first 
appearance they would have been 
one of the outstanding- hits. Both 
seemed to lose by the extension. 



Song Writer's Show 
Milt Hagan. the song writer, has 
written a satire. "Reno-Vated and 
Reno-Mated." The Triangle Art 
theatre, in Greenwich Village, is 
putting It on. 



KEITH'S, BOSTON 

Boston. June 3. 

Judging from the bill at the local 
Keith house this week those respon- 
sible for the booking must have been 
suffering trfxia fatigue after putting 
on the real hot one that featured 
last weeic At any rate the show as 
it runs is almost without life, and 
it was a pretty poor setup with 
which to meet the first real sea- 
sonable weather of the summer. 
Last week when curtain time ap- 
proached the lobbies were crowded 
to the limit and the house was sold 
out. This week an automobile truck 
could have been driven Into the 
lobby without much danger of strik- 
ing anybody. 

The show is saved from being a 
small time one by two acta. One Is 
Tom Burke, singing In spot posi- 
tion, and the other the dancer. Prin- 
cess Rajah, who closed the show, 
and who sat the entire house, es- 
pecially the female contingent right 
up In their seats when she came 
through with her snake. Quite a 
walkout, though, for her second 
number, the chair dance, the far 
better number figured from a nov- 
elty standpoint. 

Burke on Just before her also got 
away with bin act nicely. 

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''OFF TO A FLYING START* 

VINCENT LiOP 

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ATLANTA PRESS COMMENTS 

•Vinrent Lopei'B Junior Orchestra icnred a knockout at 
• II performances yesterilay. The boys are even better than 
thf advance dope had it. They play the very latest selec* 
lion« and play th*'m with a vim." 

"THE CONSTITDTION," ATLANTA, OA. 

"For Its prolopue this week the Vincent Lopez Junior 
Orchestra, composed of youngsters In their teens, made 
t'very conceivable kind of a mu^iical mstrnmcnt talk." 

"THE ATLANTA tiEORUIAN." 

"The Lopez unit, one of the youngest groups of jazz mu- 
sici.ans seen en « local Ktage, played everything from the 
latest slow drag fox trots to 'Turkey In the Btraw' and 
played them m a manner characteristic of the band leader 
whose name they carry. Their numbers were put on with 
snap and the effect ivenes-i of the presentation was heightened 
by the stage effects." — "THE ATLANTA JOVKNAL." 



(From Coast to Coast) 



MEMPHIS PRESS COMMENTS 

"An orcheptra of boy« playlnc Vincent Lopez's orchestra- 
tions and arrangements that flurpaaeeji a whole lot of men 
orchestras, plays at the PaUtcs tble week. And the lads 
headline the bill In more ways than one. The orchestra la 
an excellent ugRregatlon of aecompllshed mu»iclans. They 
play their instrumenta aa If It were a natural accomplish- 
ment like walking or talking, and they scored heavily at 
the afternoon performance yesterday." 

THB "COMMERCIAL APPEAL." 



BALTIMORE PRESS COMMENTS 

"The Lopez Junior Orchestra stopped the show. Tbeir 
selections are off the beaten path and good." 

«. E. D. IN "■vsNiNo nm." 



"The Vincent Lopez Junior Orchestfa. • fcatnr* of this 
week's program, la an excellent band of tootera." 

NOnUAN CI.ARK IN •'BALTIMOKB mWB." 



"It mightn't be a bad Idea to drop Into the RlTOll and 
lend an ear to the attabnoyant young orchestra performing 
there under the benediction of Vincent Lopes. Thaao junior 
musicians make pleasant sounds in the best aaxophone tradi- 
tionH, opening with a Jazz arrangement of dear old "Carman.** 
The selections which follow IncluUe an amuaing excerpt from 
the compositions on Oeorge M. Cohan and the IneTitablo 
number about the affection mamma haa for papa." 

BOUERT UARLAND IN "IIALTIMOBK AMBBICAM." 



"Vincent Lopez" Junior Orchestra In their second week at 
the Howard scored a distinct success with a cotnplete new 
olTering of popular hits."— ATLANTA "CONBTITUTION.'* 



"Then there Is Vincent Lopet Junior** ayBCopatlona, Mcond 
to none anywhere." 

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so confident th« truck can mnke 
Seattle by July 10 he made a bet on 
It before leaving Broadway. To 
make the trip on schedule Y. will 
have ■to average 100 miles a day. 
When Informed there are some mud 
roads In Iowa allowing no car to 
move faster than three miles an 
hour, Ernie said It said nothing; 
.about mud on the road m.aps. And 
bc.Hides, added Ernie, U anyonr 
thinks he's a chump, they can knov 
he has been over those roads tcforr 



On one side of the truck is 
painted the title of '•Variety" and 
on the other sJde "Clipper." Asked 
why they were plugging the papers 
en route, hoth apreed that last sum- 
mer their truck was often prevented 
going through certain spots on the 
charge it was a 'commercial truck; 
as no one they will meet can know 
anything about "Variety" or "Clip- 
per," they said, It will be suspected 
that theirs is a mystery trip and 
they can get away wMh it. They 
didn't use the "Times Square Dally" 
title, Carr said, as it wasn't worth 
the paint. 

li&st yea.- Messrs. Carr and O'Hay 
without Pat traveled through the 
east In their truck roughing It, but 
now they claim that with bunks and 
electric lights they are really living, 
am their interior furnishings are 
superior to a camp outfit. 

The truck carries a 86 -gallon gas 
tank that will take them 700 miles 
In case of emergency before refilling. 
Three extra tires are underneath 
the car, with nMhlng unthought of 
or neglected that might be needed 
by any party stuck Ir the -mud In 
Iowa. 



ACROBAT BREAES LEC 

(Continued from page S) 
bat and since in the Nassau Hos- 
pital here, he has written a book 
on 'How to Build A Sun Porch.* All 
the actors read It when they call 
upon him and then laugh. 

"But he's so comical is Mr. Rice. 
He told the nurses he broke his leg 
80 he would k'now where to spend 
his vacation. I think he will spend 
It here at the hospital for nearly 
all of Wit «ummer. 



"Sure, the house Is atJtl th«rs. 
Only Mr. Rice fell. 

"How did he go 30 years as «a ^ 
acrobat without taking a tumble? 
He doesn't know that himself, lady* '■ 

"See all of those pictures around .'- 
his hammock; those are all of Mr. 
Rice since he got here. Svery time 
he gets a new pain he gets a new 4 
picture to see how he looks. f 

"How does he look? Excuse me, 
lady, he's watching us." 



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SUCCESSFULLY APPEARED AT THE LONDON HIPPODROME, LONDON, ENG.; FOLLIES BERGERE, PARIS; 
WINTER GARDEN THEATRE, BERLIN; THE AQUARIUM THEATRE, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, AND THE KURSEU 

THEATRE, CAIRO, EGYPT. 

NOW PLAYING (JUNE 2) 

B. F. KEITH'S NEW YORK HIPPODROME 

Direction HARRY WEBER 



**The" Book of thm Year 

"Right 
oft 
the 
Chest" 

By NELUE REVELL 

With a Pr«fac« by IRVIN COBB 

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N*w Tork 

PRICE $2.50 



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H»r* la th* thrllllns and tma ■tory 
of Nallla Revell. 8h* lay helpleaa In 
her bad and wrote It. It waa literally 
written "rUht off the cheat." 

It la a book of tenderness and 
lauKhter, with a drawing on the 
frontispiece of Nellie by James Uont- 
(omery Plagar, while mmoni the 
contributing illustrators are Rutw 
Ooldberg, Orace D. Drayton. J. W. 
MeQurk, W. B. Hill. Clara BrIgRs. 
Tony Barg. Herschfleld, T. A. (Tad) 
Dorgan, Thornton Fisher, Will B. 
Johnstone, Uartln Branner and Bid 
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INSIDE STUFF ON LEGU 

(Continued from page IS) 

Now. the secret Is out about Arthur Levy, trouplngr around with the 
Irene Bordonl ahow at present. Only It la claimed toy his pal. aeorge Sul- 
livan, that Arthuj-'s flower Is made of c«J>vaa. 



Harry J. Powers may do considerable shifting with th© executive per- 
sonnel of his Chicago theatres next season. Rollo Tlmponi. who managed 
the Colonial, is listed to move in the same capacity to the Illinois, -with 
Edward Woppler, who is now managing that house, succeeding Guy Hardy 
at the Blackstone, with Hardy to retire. John Mooney, manager of the 
Powers, Is scheduled to assume the position of treasurer at the Illinois. 



It's Times square talk that W4II Page, handling th« p, a. work for 
"The Follies," took quite a personsd hand in giving the "Follies" t*ie break 
on all the space he could with the nemspaper men in the Tinney-Wilson 
scandal. BUI is reported having been very "chummy" wiUi the boys 
covering the story. Imogene Wilson la under contract for Zlesfeld'a new 
show. 



Some months ago a showman who produced several attractions, one 
making a fair run on Broadway, disappeared. He turned up in London 
married to an actress who is appearing In Alms over there. It is reported 
the ex-manager forgot to divorce his first American wife, who is residing 
In New York and is unaware of her successor. 



"Ekirly to Bed," when in Washington, says OeorgA Cboos. played to 
$5,500, not $3,000, as reported. George also says the salaries of the 
"Battling Buttler" cast have been cut but once. 



tending beyond May 31 of this year has brought with it to some members 
who obeyed a kick -back in the way of a notice. 

Where a show's manager issued a run of the play contract with the 
May 31 termination, it left the manager in a position to give notice of 
quittal on May 31, and, of course, to secure another and cheaper actor. 
It has happened. 



George Cohan some time ago induced Willie Collier to go over to 
Philadelphia to see a show George had produced, but had not written. 
Cohan told Collier the piece fn its every act got laughs, but couldn't get 
the people to the box office. Something was the matter, said Cohan, 
and he couldn't detect it. 

Cohan and Collier watched the performance. Collier said the first 
act looked all right, the second, also, with the final act a little weak. 
Walking over to their hotel after the show, Co'han suddenly remarked: 
"Willie, I have it. That show needs a finish. What do you think?'" 
"Right, GeorKie. " answered Willie, "and I think about Saturday night." 
"That's It," snidl Cohan, and the show closed Saturday night. 



When William Elliott sailed for Kurope his wife ftnd children re- 
maining here, Mrs. Elliott appearing In pictures. Her professonnl name 
is Liouise Legranee, said to be the youngest member of the Comedy Fran- 
calse and the only actress admitted to that organization during the war. 

Mile. Legrange's picture appearances have Included supiiort of Pola 
Negri. She recently completed work with "The Mountebank," and Is 
now working in the new Valentino feature, "The Sainted Devil." She 
will return to Paris with the two children In July. 



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Name 



Addreaa 



It was reported Donald Gallagher had beer placed In Low Fields' "Mel- 
ody Man" under a contract Gallagher held with the Shuberts. That was 
an error, since Gallagher neither has held nor holds a contract with the 
Shuberts; he was engaged direct by Fields. 



\ 



Times Square Hesdqoartors: 

HARLOWE & LUTHER 

Mth Street and Uroadway, New York 

(Thla AdTertlsement U Contribnted) 



One of the most Interesting serial biographloal artidea the Saturday 
Evenfhg Post has ever printed started with a delightful sweep last week 
when the Felix Ismnn story of "Weber and Fields" (in which Wesley W. 
Stout collaborated) appeared. 

The "Post" will carry along the scries at intervals. 

The announced closing of "The Mirrvcio" June 28 with an attendent 
slatement that the production Is not halt paid for, although the show 
made $180,000 profit over operation oxpensos, is not surprising to Broad- 
way, although Morris Ges^. waa confident of running the big pantomime 
through summer. 

Not only is the alxtfW in tht box, but others concerned did not profit. 
Paddy Carey, who made the actual production under contract at $160,000, 
is said to have lost over $25,000, but it Is .ilso .naid Gest was fair enough to 
help Carey ou*, the latter receiving more than the contract agreement 
called for. 



When "Vanities" closed in Chicago, many of the company went to Peggy 
Hopkins Joyce and requested a picture Peggy didn't turn a single one 
fjown and took the time to write her name across the front. 

The stagehands with the show say that Miss Joy<co remembered them 
with a little cash, but nobody .seemed to care about It as long as there 
was a chance ti got the photograph. 



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Charles Wilson and Ted MacLican 
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and opened offices In the Gaiety 
theatre building. They will, write 
and sell acts and shows. 

Charlie Wilson writss the music 
and MacLean the lyrics and prose. 

Among the first of the Wilson - 
MacLean products that will be 
placed on the market Is a new 
comedy drama, with music, entitled 
"The Westerner." 



BROADWAY 

and 47tli 
STREET 

••A NATIONAI, INSTITUTION" 
Direction Jotieph riunkett 

GEORGE ARLISS 

IN 

"$20 A WEEK" 

STRAND HVMrHONY ORCHESTRA 



EARL CARROLL THEATRE 

Ttb Ave. and iOib St. 

Bvenlnga M:x(a. Thurnday and Sat. 

ZIEGFELD PRODUCTION 
EDDIE CANTOR in 

"KID BOOTS" 
with MARY EATON 

TUB NEW MP8IOAL BBWaATIOW 

JULIA SANDERSON 

In the MnalrnI ConiMly 0«m 



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"MR. BATTLING 
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The Swifteat, Speedlent, Danclcst Show at 

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THE mm-m 

By GEOROE KELLV 



KLAW Thoatra, W 4S St.. Eves, t IT 
^^^^ Mata. Wed. * Sat., 2:20 

Stewart and French Will Da 
Keli ghto d to Have Ton 

MEETtheWIFE 

with MART BOLAND 

ig Lynn Starlinc' a LAughlns Sueeeaa 

ELTINGE la^r^ad"* SiV*^ 

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SPRING CLEANING 

with TTOUBT BBMINO 

10TKLI,B WINWOOD 

ARTHPm BTBO N 

A. K. MATOBWS •■« Otken 



MARYPICKFORD 

in the triumph of her career 
"DOROTHY VERNON 
OF HADDON HALL" 

A MnrMlinll Nellan rroiliirtlon 

UniltniUn h«I1», Smdway at 44tli 8t. 
tUHr l:3l>-8:]0. Siuidar MaUneu. 1 



The Theatre Guild presents 
BERNARD HIIAW'S 

SAINT JOAN 

r> ADDir>|r TlicBtre. (IS W J5lh Bt. 



"^"Mata. Wed. and Siit., 2;M 
Il.-oadway'a Neweat Moalral Revwe 

KEEP KOOL 

with H.\ZRI, DAWN, CHAKI.KS KINO, 
JOIINNK UOOLKT 

And a C'horua of "Keep Kool" Culea 



ISAltl. CARROM, prcaentif 

WHITE CARGO 

By LEON GORDON 

Jj?ALX'5fiad&T. s;;.i^.^',;U 



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takes this opportunity of thanking Mr. Andre' 
Chariot, the Selwyns and all connected with the 
Times Square Theatre for making: his work 
during his recent stay in American a real pleas- 
ure.-,- V, /-'-..v .,.,::., v.: •,:,-...v- , '/'■....,;■■:.„-:■;■■ 

At the same time he wishes to convey that he 
greatly appreciates the kindly actions received 
at the hands of Mr. Eddie Cantor and many 
other famous American stars: 

Looking forward with great pleasure to a return 
visit, which does not look like taking place for 
a considerable time. 

__ SHAFTESBURY THEATRE, 

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THE BRIANTS 

(WALTER and PAUL) 

To 'AU Our Friend* of the "Greenwich Village FoUie^ and in Vaudeville, We Convey Oar Best Regard* 

AT PRESENT PLAYING RETURN DATE AT THE LONDON CCHJSEUM 

AND DOING NICELY, THANK YOU 



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MESSRS. REEVES & LAMPORT 

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EDNA WALLACE HOPPER 

(Continued from page 1) 

fn*. She la free enough, but still 
hooked, nuttrlmonially. 

Bert Brown la rated one of the 
handaomeat men on Broadway. He 
haa talked the matter of divorce over 
with Mlea Hopper, taking the posi- 
tion that he will not ofTend her by 
atartlng proceedings, but requesting 
bar a number of tlmea to do so — any 



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Phone T4«4 Blvantd* 



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state and under any condltlona she 
desires. But she balka. 

When Bert asked her the last time 
Just why, she looked htm straight In 
the eye and said, "Because I lore 
yoiL" 

The Browns married 14 yeara ago. 
They have been aaparated nine yaara. 
It was Immediately after Miss Hop- 
per's return from a trip to Paris that 
liert moved to the Lambs club. 
Something happened abroad. It was 
understood, that led blm to walk out. 

Brown was formerly a stock broker 
and considered a wealthy man. Miss 
Hopper refused to wed him when be 
was In boalnaaa with several 
branches. Including an ofBce at the 
Plaza. His business was forced to 
the wall. Two days after a receiver 
was named they were married. 

Miss Hopper's claim to being 84 
years of age is also looked upon as 
preaa work. She la within a few 




montha of Brown'a age, and he la SI 
— but looka 10 ^eara younger. 

Miaa Hopper'a birth oertlfloata was 
destroyed In tha FYlsco fire. Latter, 
whan BrowB had a cartala traaaac- 
tlon to flBlsh at tha coaat. It waa 
naeeaaary for hla wlta'a age t* be 
clearly aet forth. Upon tha affldavlta 
of three persons flied in court at that 
time her age waa establlahed. 

Mlaa Hopper Is reported cleaning 
up on tour. She has four advance 
agents and is playing week stands 
as a rule. While her regular appear- 
ances are quite profitable, the real 
money Is understood to be gotten 
from the apeelal momlnga for wom- 
en only. Those sessions are held In 
the theatre generally, but aometlmea 
In hotel baUrooma. 

It la then that Mlsa Hopper takes 
a bath in view of her audlenc*. Ad- 
mlsalon to the for-women-only event 
Is 25 cents, but there Is a sale of prep- 
arations which Miss Hopper claims 
will raatora youth to woman of mtd- 
dla age or beyond. 

Tha pep-restoring stuff la la the 
form of pllla. Hundreda of dollars 
are taken In at each session, women 
taking ono look at Edna and then 
grabbing for the pills. 



tre after the Rev. Dr. Winders, ex- 
ecutive secretary of the Church 
Federation of Indiana, and EL S. 
Shumaker. superintendent of the 
Indiana Anti-Saloon League, had 
complained about the film. 

Kingston ordered the house re- 
opened when be. found no affidavit 
was on flle. 

Immediately afterward. Shanks 
and Capt. Roy Pope, his personal 
detective, and Kingston, went to the 
theatre, saw the picture, and the 
mayor found nothing In it to cen- 
sor. 

The same, picture ran here re- 
cently for two weeks without moles- 
tation from reformers. 



EQUnY'S HRST MONEY 

(Continued from page 1) 
Equity duea claims within tha first 
three weeka. 

Tha actor tn qneation la heavily 
In debt. Ha facea a |1,SOO garni- 
shee proceedlnga and owea $1,600 In 
debta Ineurrad for hla homo. But 
hla first money win be a forced col- 
lection by Equity. 

It la assumed that If there are 
many more playera than loba there 
alwaya wUl ba a long delinquent 
duea llat In Bqulty'a filea. When- 
ever auch membera do secure en- 
gagements they wUl have to "kick 
in* to obtain paid up standing. 
Equity lefulera probably figure on 
the delinquent list, but expect to 
collect the dues In the long nn. 



MAYWITHHOLDREPORTS 

(Continued from page 1) 
to amend the present Copyright 
Act 

When questioned, following the 
action of tha Houae committee, 
which in executive session voted to 
withhold all reports until the next 
session of Congress, Senator Emat 
said that, due to "the uncertainty of 
the situation." he oould not make a 
forecast at this time as to what 
would or would not happen. 

Senator Frank B. Brandegee (R.), 
of Connecticut, stated he could not 
see wherein It would be "humanly 
possible to get any report on any 
of the several bills out this session 
with such a few legislative daya re- 
maining." 

It la believed here that the state- 
ment of Senator Brandegee covers 
the situation and that for the pres- 
ent the law governing copyright will 
remain as It Is. 

Washington seea also that a con- 
certed attack haa been opened on 
the Copyright Act and expects that 
sooner or later the present law will 
be changed. 



when vacancies occur on selling 
stalls. 

In some instances the actors re- 
ceive part traveling expenses and 
a high percentage on sales. In 
other Instances they are allowed 
nominal expense accounts m lieu 
of transportation expenses which 
in Itself is a saving to the firms rep- . 
resented and also some extra changa 
for the performers. 

The actors are given two weeks* 
trial to make good as salesmen. If 
they show possibilities they are con- 
tinues indefinitely. 



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RlDiCllLOUS WORK 

(Continued from page 1) 
Charlea Jonaa and Captain Edward 
Sehabart bo aummonod to tha In- 
quiry. 

Jonaa ordered tha operatora of the 
thaatro to atop running "Three 
Weeks' within IS mlnutea or auffer 
arraaC Tho operator had no other 
film to run, and tha ahow was 
closed. 

Schubert aent Jonaa to tho thea- 



ACTORS AS SALESMEN 

(Continued from page 1) 
custom has grown to such an ex- 
tent several New Tork firms are 
giving the stage folks perferenea 



Spanish Dancing Stodio 

TMwh4e bU klnda of Spasdah IhUMee, 
Alan naa et Oaataaeta. 

AURORA ARRIAZA 

••1 Ibdlaoa Ave., ear. Stth St.. Plaaa tlOC 

NKW TOKK OITZ 
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15th Consecutive Week 

FOR ■.^.-:.- 

ART LANDRY'S BAND 

AS A SPECIAL ADDED STAGE ATTRACTION ANDTfiOX OFFICE MAGNET AT '~ 

WARFIE,LD THE,ATRE, 

SAN FRANCISCO .. 



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LOKDONHOTES 

(Continued from page 10) 

forbidden everything that might 
look the part, but at the last mo- 
ment was persuaded to allow a 
mask to appear on thp platter. 



Alfred Dove, the muaical director 
of the Coliseum, has been made an 
Officer d'Academie by the French 
minister of fine arts. For some 25 
years he has been at the head of 
the ranks of vaudeville musicians. 



Binnie Hale has been ordered to 
rest and has retired from "Pup- 
I pets" at the Vaudeville. Her place 
' la being taken by Clarice Mayne. 



"The Merry Widow" will be re- 
vived at the Lyceum, Hay 28. This 
narks another milestone In the life 
of the house. 



The "Old Vic" company opena at 
the New Oxford on Whit Monday. 
The last play of tbelr present sea- 
son In the old housa will be 
•Twelfth Night." 




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(Continued from Page 7) 
offlce. The ?rlrl was flned and freed. It i« understood that »he Is now In 
Detroit continuing her public mind-reading demonstrations. 



Some time ago Rex Adams wrote a scenario for lioona LaMar entitled 
"Tho Girl With 1,000 Eyes." Before plans were fully completed for the 
making of the film a New York book publishing house suggested It be put 
in book form. 

Adams then ai-ranepd with Miss LaMar and her manager, Walter A. 
Shannon, for the novelizatlon and a book of 75,000 words will be placed 
on the stands the latter part of July, soUfhg for $1.60. 

Plans ft>r the making of the picture will l>e effected this summer. 



For some reason Alex Pantages wanted to make a strict secret of his 
engagement o.' Fatty Arbuckle in vaudeville. Arbuckla opena at San 
Francisco next Sunday. In his vaudeville act he will make no reference 
to his court troubles, nor will he come far east on the Pan time, although 
the fllm comedian may take up another Pan route in the fall. 



The suit for 18,000 against Jack tAit, brought by Margie CatUn. wlto 
alleged a breajoh of contract, was dismissed by Supreme Court Justice 
Deletaanty before the^ action reached the Jury. The court held no contract 
between the parties had been established. Miss Catlln testifled LAlt had 
engaged her for a vaudeville act at $80 weekly the first season, $100 weekly 
the second and $150 a week the third. Lait denied ha had given Miss 
Catlln an agreement. 



"^y Sweetiieart" Minnie Palmer la not the same Minnie Pahner who is 
the mother of the Marx Brotbec*. The boyw' mothar la a slstar of AJ 
Shean (Qallagher and Shean). 

The Frank Tlnney aaaault oliarga made by Imogana WUson of the 
Zlegfeld "Follies" was made « eausa celebra tiy tha M«w York dailies. 
The New York "Dally News" was the first to aiirlnc Ilia assault story, as 
a "News" reporter bad accompanied Miss WllsOB to hor home for an inter- 
view on tbe evening Tinney is aUeged to Itava eommlttad ttie assault 

It is said that when tha reporter and Miss WOaon arrived they fonnd 
Tlnney naked on a aofa in the Wilson apartment. Ha commenced to 
abuse both. The "'News" reporter Is said to have mentioned they T>oth 
made him tlre<' and bowed out witliotrt divulging who he was or his busi- 
ness there. Whereupon it was reported Tinney accused Miss Wilson of 
having designedly brought the stranger to her home, with tha assault 
following. 

Judge McAndrew in the West Side court the necKt day refused Miss 
Wilson a warrant, offering her m, summons for Tinnay, but 'suggesting she 
go to the West C8th Street Detective Bureau If wishing an arrest made. 

The "News" that morning had printed the story In detail with the aur- 
mise the samj reporter heord about K over the phone after Tinney had 
gone to aleep in the Wilson apartment and Miss Wilson with her maid had 
fed. 

Miss Wilson and the detective hunting Times aquare learned Tlnney had 
gone home to I'reeport. li. I., on the liCS train, following a rumpus he had 
had with a woman he said was his wife (BMna Davenport) at Broadway 
and 4Sd street the evening before. That occurred before Tinney reached 
tha Wilson home the same night. 

Tinnay's wife had come up from Freeport to locate him through the 
stoiles about hla picture having been found In the Wilson woman's aport- 
ment. wHh the Wilson girl said to have taken "poison." What she actually 
swallowed were cathartic pills. 

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heard a woma:i demand tha man with har cat out of tha omr aba waa 
driving. This he nnally did. As the poUeaoBaa airlvad aakluff Ttenar 
why he did not leave since the woman apparoBftly Sldn't want hhn, Tlnnar 
replied: "You don't know what you' are talkli^ alwut. Tbat'a mf Jaw 
wife." At this juncture the woman drove oO^ and without Tlnnar> - 

After Tlnney rettu-nad to his Freeport hoaa tba (oUowlac Sajr tba 
Naw Tork pollca phoned tho Mineola airthorltlaa to taka him iBto eostody.' 
which they did. with Tlnney arraigned In vourt, tai Maw Totik, bald IB 
$2,600, and the cose adjourned to this Friday, attir a ooupla <iC poalpoaa 
ments. 

At each appearanca la court Tinnay Jaatad ovar tba mattar, brtedav 
him more publicity. It Is said ha doaa Bot oonaldar tha eharga sarloaalr 
and has oCTorcd to wacsr Mlaa WUson will not co thronch with It IClaa 
Wilson gave out some guahy Intarylews about Tlaaay, hla lovabla atutlltlaa 
and ferocloua temper whan oadar tha teflaanoa of Maixw, aa Ttnnsr 
claimed to have bean tha alcbt iM la ehai«ad wHb tha aaaaiiW 

A c«K>rua girl In Ohloago. who aoma ttaaa ace nada daka to a abarva 
against Tlnney for mayhem, baa slnca aUegad tb» racatrad 110,000 froaa 
Tlnney in settlement ^mat charga raoalvad no jntbUdty. ' 

Tlnney is under contract to the Harrla-BarUa 'Voaia Box RavoaT' for 
next season •* $1,500 waekly. Ha lately finMied tba 
Music Box In New Tork at fl.lOO a waak. Thara hava I 
as to whether the current pubUolty Tinnay baa baaa taoal>l n y win 
bis Harrla.Berlin agreement fi>^ tha futnraw 

A cable to the "Times Bquara Dally" Monday atetad that nagotlatlaM 
which were on for Tinnay to appear In a London rarua this aununar bad 
been called oft upon tba pabUcatlon tat I/indon of tba Tinnay aasaalt Blat- 
ter in New Tork. 

Ray Meyers, the Orpheum Cta-cult'a. booker, bolda tba dlatlacMae a( 
having the only liquor violation eharga agalnat bbn Ibat la an 
He was chargiMl wUh purchasing liquor in a dnif atora. 

The wets wanted to make it a test case, but when anui(aad Mr. 
said he had made the purchase and paid a Una of |M. 

Why the "test" didn't go through no one kaowa. Aa tha mattar aaaM 
up In court somebody remarked, "Oh, thla la tba aaaa tbat raoalvad »» 
much publicity," and the teaters may have daoldad to uaa thair 
efforts on liquor only instead of liquor caaea. 



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Wednesday, June 4, 1984 



B. F. ALBEE, President J. J. BIURDOCK, General Manager F. F. PROCTOR. Viee-Presfdent 

B. F. KEITH'S VAUDEVILLE EXCHANGE 

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(Palace Theatre Buflding; New Yorky 

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EQUin AaORS' STRIKE IS ON 






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(Continued from page 11) 
Plan* were made to secure a stay 
In the Appellate Division pending 
the appeal argument next week. 

At the same minute that was 
dropped without explanations. 

Another plan called for an actor or 
body of actors outside of Equity to 
seek a restraining order, and it was 
expected such a move might come 
from Fidelity. That did not mate- 
rialize, either, and any such action 
from that quarter pends the Appel- 
late Division decision. 

1,000 People Affected 

The strike immediately affected 
1,000 persona connected with the 
eight attractions and houses. Ac- 
tors thrown out of engagements 
number 320. There are 168 stage- 
hands made Idle and 70 or more mu- 
sicians. The balance of the total in- 
clude house staffs and employes who 
bad no say in the matter any more 
than the stage-hands and musicians. 
It is no secret that the back-stage 
workers resent the Equity action 
that has thrown them out of Jobs. 
Among the stage-hands forced out 
are heads of departments connected 
with theatres on an all-year-round 
basis for many seasons. This is the 
flrat time for them to be laid off. 
The round robins decided that if 
Equity closed their shows every ac- 
tivity within the theatres should 
•ease. 

fiquity. leadera boaatod that the 

.■•,»• .. - . , 



strike would never be permitted to 
occur, intimating that the P. M. A. 
would give in. John Emerson de- 
clared to a well-known playwright 
Saturday: "No one member of 
Equity will be thrown out of work 
by our order Monday night." 

That confident air was communi- 
cated to players in the marked 
shows. Some actors wagered with 
stage-hands that the strike wouldn't 
oceur, and seemed the most sur- 
prised persons when informed the 
shutters would be put up. The com- 
pany of "The Stepping Stones," 
which was the biggest gross attrac- 
tion forced off, did not believe 
Charles B. Dillingham would permit 
the house to go dark until Informed 
after Saturday's matinee that the 
players must remove all personal t»e- 
longings from the theatre. Players 
stated they were unprepared, and 
had no bags, later emerging with 
bundles under their arms. When 
asked how they figured the show 
would not close, after they had 
served notice to quit, the actors said 
they didn't know, but thought the 
show would continue. 

The "Stepping Stones" was 
Krossing close to $30,000 weekly. 
The personal loss to Fred Stone and 
his family will be between (S,000 
and )6,000 weekly during June. 
Stone is said to have an interest 
In the production and received as 
high as (7,000 in a single week. 
The loss to Dillingham la equally 
aa great, U not more. It had been 



planned to lay oft the abow during 
July, aa uaual, with Stone attrac- 
tiona. 

The loss In June, however, cannot 
be retrieved. The "Stonea" advance 
sale up to July S was close to $100,- 
000, and the box office will be open 
through the month to make re- 
funds. 

The leeling among players In 
"Lollipop" was similar, although 
A. W. Savage made a speech to the 
company Thursday night, saying 
the show would surely atop by 
Ekiuity'a action. The manager sug- 
gested any player who desired to 
appear next, season could register 
at the office. "Lollipop" was gross- 
ing around )14,000 and could have 
gone through the summer. 
Profitable Qrossea 

The affected attractions include 
several which may not have re- 
mained Indefinitely, but could have 
easily played into July. "The 
Nervous .Wreck" waa getting 
around $10,000 weekly and "Seventh 
Heaven" over $8,000. "Rain," with 
$9,600 drawn last week, was a sure 
thing until fall. "The Swan" fin- 
ished with . an $11,000 gross and 
was good through summer, also. 
At the Cort, where the latter show 
was running, signs appeared Mon- 
day: "Closed by Equity Actors' 
Strike." This house had an ad- 
vance of $14,000. 

E^iulty's forced withdrawal of 
"Rain" and "Seventh Heaven" 
choked those holdovers, which, at 
least, stopped with two seasons to 
their credit. The only holdover 
left In the Broadway field is "Abie's 
• Irish Rose." 

It was pointed out by showmen 
that twice as many attractions had 
closed in Shubert theatres In the 
last few weeks because of weak- 
ness or Inconsiderable merit than 
the successes forced off by Equity 
Wm. Harris, Jr. 

There was some doubt about the 
closing of "The Outsider" (Wm 
Harris, Jr.) up to Monday after- 
noon. Late last week Lee Shubert 
attempted to restrain the show's 
closing by Injunction. The case was 



argued before Supreme Court Jus- 
tice Tlemey, Monday, the court de- 
nying the motion. 

That attraction, presented In a 
Shubert house, waa making a profit 
of $2,500 weekly and the action was 
believed to have been taken by 
Shubert because of the sure loss 
its closing meant to him. No action 
waa made in the case of "Rain" 
(Sam H. Harris) also playing a 
Shubert house. 

"Destroying Property" 

Justice Tlerney, In listening to 
the argument of counsel, remarked: 
"Things are changing from what 
they were when I was a lad. Here 
are people actually willing to de- 
stroy a property instead of work- 
ing in a spirit of co-operation." 
The court offered his services from 
the bench as an arbitrator and 
hoped the contending sides would 
get together, but counsel for Will- 
iam Harris pleaded for a decision 
on the contentions made. 

Joseph P. Bickerton, Jr., attorney 
for Harris, argued that the man- 
ager could not be forced to accept a 
contract, the conditions of which 
were not acceptable to him. He 
conceded that Harris and the other 
managers of the round robins 
might lose money, but that a mat- 
ter of principle was at stake. 

Charles H. Tuttle, of counsel for 
the Shuberts, explained they owned 
25 per cent of the show and that 
by closing an irreparable loss would 
result. Mr. Tuttle stated the clos- 
ing was In spite, a.s the round 
robins would not give in to the 
Shubert faction. 

Bickerton st.Ttcd Harris owned 
75 per cent of the sliow and had the 



^ sole right of direction and manage- 
ment of "The Outsider." He proved 
that Harris waa not cloalng the 
ahow, but that the actora had 
handed in their notlcea — to Harris, 
not Shubert — and that Harris waa 
willing to continue the attraction 
providing the actora were willing 
to play under their original atand- 
ard contracts, but not under the 
new conditions provided for In the- 
80-20 agreement. 

Biclcerton'a Point 

The legality of the 80-20 agree- 
ment somewhat aimiliarly came up 
in the argument before Justice Mc- 
Cook by Attorney Samuel R Oold» 
ing last week. Blckerton'a point la 
argument Monday ia an Intimation 
of the main allegationa to t>e pre- 
sented to the Appellate Division. H» 
said: 

"The contract of the Managera 
Protective Aasociatlon and Equity ia 
unlawful in that it effectuatea the 
purposes of compelling, by coercion, 
other actora to become meml>ers oC 
the Actora' Equity Aasociatlon un- 
der penalty of the loas of their poai- 
tlon and the deprivation of their 
employment. It la againat publlo 
policy and createa a monopoly and 
exclusive privilege. Equity's idea "to 
compel tribute from non-memlbera 
la extortion." 

The sUtua of Ziegfeld'a '^id 
Boots" is still uncertain. It ia aaid 
Ziegfeld signed some aort of agree- 
ment with Equity placing the ahow 
on an Independent baais. Ziegfeld, 
however, was advised by counsel not^ 
to be a party to auch a contract 
until the Appellate Division made 
its decision, since he would foe liable 
under the law with other managers. 
His "Follies" continues to rehearse. 

Interference was made with the 
rehearsala of White's "Scandals," 
but Equity rescinded the order. 

The annual meeting of Equity was 
staged in the Astor Monday aft- 
ernoon when the officers who have 
been in control for the past five 
yeai were re-elected. Mention waa 
made of the players who walked out 
and speeches from the platform 
were that they would constitute 
an honor roil. The strike, however, 
was not permitted in discussion. 

Players, who were forced to quit 
talked among themaelves, and 
though they did not openly protest 
said some other way should have 
been worked out Instead of closing 
shows. 

After the McCook decision Sam H. 
Harris, speaking for the P. M. A., 
said: "We have lost the flrat round, 
but we may win In the second or 
third." By permitting the shows to 
be closed by the actors themselves 
by order of Equity, the round robins 
are proceeding according to their 
original plans. They resent the in- 
terference of Equity's meddling In 
the Internal affairs of the managers 
and the attempt to force the round 



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VARIETY 



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Hallo, haOOk hello* 

Vto • food olw won K« 

9m tho aUN tkat** alway* ftwrt 

<na two fma, IMWIB ud DODT. 
w«r« a tic hit at th* Ifaw York Hlppo- 
Crom* I*^ VMk and I * T Cl«ara war* 
« Mc hit with liowla and Dody on Broad- 
▼ay. 

UYOGARS 

Tho Show World's VhTorltoa 
Wt 7th Ato. X. T. Oppu Colambia Thoa. 

PRANK- -OLIVE 

ROSE and THORNE 



Herman Ore«n wtya he don't care 
wbo writes' the alogana for Bob 
Murphy*!' Meal fiumxner reaort. 
BINGHAM fSAACa. South Royal- 
ton, Vermont, aa long as he la able 
to ro there and enjoy It alL 

Mose Oumble aayls, "Better than 
Blackwell'a Island and auperlor to 
Sing Sing." I 

All defendanta aentenced to Bing- 
ham Beach will etart aerrlng their 
aentencea July first 

BOB MURPHY and 

ALF. T. WILTON, Sponaor 




just concluded 45 weeka of con- 
aecutive playing, so will now do 
some consecutive fishing at "The 
Shack," Tustin. Mich. 



No Jumps for ua boya; we're per- 
manent fetock actors. Orpheum, San 
Fjnfmclsco, last week, and thla week 
and next week. No fares, no ex- 
cess, but the Jokes, the hoke and 
the cotnmlsh continue. 
> , • • t J* • ■ ' 

Tone 9 — Orpheum, San Francisco 

OLSEN and JOHNSON 



THERESA 



KITTY 



O'CONNOR SISTERS 



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NOVELTY SINGING 



Just Completed 78 Consecutive Weeks Over 
Orpheum and Keith Circuits 



Direction WIUJAM JACOBS 



BILLY 



HUB 



ZUHN and DREIS 

Dementas Americanusr— Habitat North America 

KOTR — Zahn and Dreii closed their season Jane 28 at Seventh 

Street Theatre, Minneapolis. 

Mr. and Mr*. Zuhn will accompany Mr. Drela to hit farm, 

where they will spend their vacation at EAGLE LAKE, 

MINN. The act will open Sept. 1 for five week* at 

Philadelphia. 



robins Into the M. P. A. or Shirt>ert 
camp, saying they have not Inter- 
fered with EJqulty's direction of its 
organization. 

The McCeok opinion about the SO- 
SO plan was: 

"The court la not prepared to find 
It unlawful. The Equity actora have 
•xpresely abandoned the extreme 
position previously maintained. The 
contract can not be aald to Im- 
properly Interfere with competition, 
since admittedly more than ninety 
per cent of all actors are already 
members of Equity. On Ita face it 
la not unreasonable or conducive 
to grenter control of the profession 
than already exists." 

Managers 50-50 

The court appeared to consider 
the Idea of the round robin ar-' 
rangement and the subsequent 
formation of the new managers' 
association about BO-50. The justice 
devoted much attention to the in- 
ternal fight tjnong the managers. 
The decision stated that the P. M. 
A'a bylaws make provision for ac- 
tion against members who secede. 

The court's comment or the 80-20 
agreement Itself was that it Is 
"neither illegal or unreasonable." 

Equity, which had hesitated about 
going ahead with the new contracts 
pending the decision, yesterday had 
»1I members aecure the new forma. 



The uaual two weeks' notice form 
with the changed conditions 
(printed In thla week's "Variety") 
is called a "minimum" contract, 
rather than "atandard," the term 
used for the P. M. A.-Equity form. 
Managers in the M. P. A aald 
they were glad the court had up- 
held their action. One of the 
Shubert faction leaders said: 

"Don't Like Our Facet." 

"It's a funny thing about that 
other crowd. They are willing to 
take on the same 80-20 agreement, 
but object to our bunch. We are 
willing to turn over the agreement 
to fem and have them drop the 
charges against us. Looks like they 
don't like or faces or something 
like that." 

With the court finding no objec- 
tion to fi ■ bolting members sign- 
ing with Equity, the fravity of the 
charges filed against tho Shubert 
group may be lessened, although the 
court stntea action for such matters 
Is provided for in the bylaws. 

Barclay in "Be Yourself" 
The principal comedy role in "Be 
Yourself" has been given to Don 
Barclay. This is the new Jack Mc- 
Gowan-A. Baldwin Sloan musical 
which Willie EdclsteIn Is produc- 
ing. 



Get Your New Act Now 

Wa are here to write new onaa 
or doctor up your ^\fi one. 

Wa write anything from ape- 
eial aonga to musical comedy. 



Tad 



Charll*^ 



MacI£AN\WIl^N 



I 



Baainaaa Haaacer, 

CHARLIE VyiLSON 

Batal MarkwoU. Mow T«rk 






A Bobby named Henshaw, 
Whlla aeeklni; an Bncore, 
Met Mlsa Vera Van Attan, 
A aweet la«8 from Manhattan, 
Who Jumped up and at em' 
And la now both 

HENSHAW 

and 

ENCORE 



Two New Sports in Towi| 




4 ENGLISH MADCAPS 

CISSY, BLSIE, WALLY and the world's wonder wing 
dancer, ZELLA 

Look out for their new act. For next season will present a 
whirlwind of novelty in the dartce world. Something entirely 



Agent: ALF T. WILTON 
FRED MACK 



Manageress: CISSY MADCAP 



ALEXANDRIA and OLSEN 



Clowning, Hokum 
Laughs Galore, 
Oh, you" Sophie Tucker 
Weber Girls and'^iok'e 
Not one dull moment. 

COOK and COAN 

Klassy Klowns Klowning 



Funmaklng Supreme 
Rollicking Humor 
Our after-piece la a scream. 
Lay offs we have none 
I should say not 
Count our laughs?? Impoaalble, 
they come as fast aa cannonahot. 



Tber* ain't no fll«( on we*. 
Bora, ther* ain't no flies on we«. 
There may be files nn eome ot you cvyib 
But there ain't no flies on wee. 

LADDIE and GARDEN 

with apoloslea to Pop Cameron, tell 
t-oula I have another aolf suit. 



IDA MAY CHADWICK 

Pemtanent MaiUng Address 

N. V. A. CLUB, NEW YORK CITY 



BURT SWOR 

OUT OF MINSTRELS-INTO VAUDEVILLE 

Direction HARRY WEBER 



Blanche Sherwood 
and Brother 

Booked Solid Keith and Orpheum 

Direction MARTY FORKINS 



CABABEl 

(Continued from Page 7) 
unique experience a few nights ago 
of nursing an unpaid dinner bill of 
$64, and then falling heir to a check 
for the like amount, signed by one 
of two tired, young business men 
who visited the Village to forget 
their cares. 

The two looked good, from the 
business angle, and Babette chatted 
with them as their bill mounted 
from $16 to $60 ai.d kept on climb- 
ing. But when Babette turned to 
chat with some fresh 'customers 
the two birds disappeared. 

Patrons going from Raymo's to 
Jimmy Kelly's, three doors away, 
laughingly carried the story along 
and Babette, learning i)i. boys had 
slipped into Kelly's, dropped on 'em, 
but the best she got was a check. 



Sydney Carloa (Carlos and Min- 
erva), while merry-making rt the 
Con' Mine Cabaret, Greenwich Vil- 
lage, came near slipping through the 
door of a "hoosegow." A number 
of performers, and tho usual motley 
throng of guests, were playing 
about when two prohibition en- 
forcement agents, who had been 
sitting around, discovered a chap 
strengthening his ginger ale and 
decided to "make a pinch." 

When the blow fell It chancerf 
that Carlos was leaning playfully 
against the cash register and the 
agents, assuming he was tho pro- 
prietor, said: "Slip on your hat, 
and come along." 

The owner "piped up," and caught 
the pinch, thereby allowing Carlos 
to breathe a little easier. 



Texas Guinan, resigning from the 
Beaux Arts, Is reported to have 
signed aa hostess for the new sup- 
per club In a building in Weat 46th 



JACK 



DANGER 



What the manager of th4 
James, Columbus, thinks ot^ 

HARRY 
GARLAND 



Mr. Harry Garland, 
Jamea Theatra, '^^y^-'.j- 
Columbus, Ohio. 
Dear Mr. Garland: 

Tou are caualng patrona of th4 
Jamea Theatra and nyaelf no and 
of amuaemant and -high -claaa anter^ 
talnment thla waek. and It glvea m* 
pleaaure to aay that I am mora than 
pleased with our bill this weak, an4 
that you are filling tha next-tO'^ 
closing position as It should ba dona. 
May you have great auocaaa in 
other theatrea that are fortunata 
enough t6 have you aa ona ot th^ 
acts. 

Very truly yours. 

Benrv f' tiger, Mgr, 

HARRY GARLAND \ 

Touring PantagM Cire«dt 

■'■■■ «• ■ 

4 I m 



Tt 



ETHEL SEELEY 



praaanta 





AND HIS 



BANJO KINGS 

A Distinct Novelty with an 

HAWAIIAN ATMOSPHERE 
How on Pantages Ciremt 



for liquor violations. John Cornall, 
Charles and Robert Cornell ara co- 
defendants. The Marlborough caf« 
and restaurant la operated by th* 
•Cornells. 



street, formerly the home of the 
Friars. The club opened this week. 
It Is reported that Fay, former 
taxi man, is back of the new night 
club. .,. 



Louis Stillman, 85, 914 Hoe ave- 
nue, Bronx, owner of Stlllman's 
Gymnasium at 918 Eighth avenue, 
where most of the prominent pugil- 
ists train, was arraigned before 
Magistrate Levine in West Bide 
Court on a charge of conducting 
boxing exhibitions without having 
a license from the State Boxing 
Commission. Stillman waa amn- 
moned to court after Captain Wil- 
liam Kelleher and Lieutenant ISd- 
ward Frye, West 47th street sta- 
tion, testified that they entered the 
gymnasium and were charged 26 
cents each and then witnessed sev- 
eral boxing exhibltlona Stillman 
claims they are not exhibitions, but 
merely tho men going through the 
routine of training and condition- 
ing themselves for fistic encounters. 
Stillman was paroled until Mon- 
day, when he will be represented by 
Senator James J. Walker. 



"The Passing Parade of 1024" Is 
the title of the revue opening at the 
Rendezvous, Los Angeles, his week. 
Gordon Fielding is doing the pro- 
ducing of the show which will have 
12 people. 



Tha season 1:. over in Havana. It 
ended abou* April 15. Thi-re Is no 
demand at present fo.* dancers or 
cabaret acts In that Cuban city. 
Reports have been around scnneone 
has been Inquiring of agents In New 
York for dancing teams in Havana. 



Padlock proceedings have been 
begun by the Government against 
the Broadway-Marlboro Realty 
Corp., 1^9 Broadway, Acw York, 



Floranea Schneider, 24, 10< Wasf 
69th atreet, former dancer at Mou- 
lln Rouge, withdrew, her complaint 
of grand larceny against Joseph 
Dickson, 28. 2128 Broadway, and 
Charles Thomaa, <0, 330 Weat 86th 
street, when they were arraigned 
before Maglatrate Levins In Waai 
Side Court. Tha dancer had 
charged both men with atealing a 
diamond atudded watch from her 
following a poker party in hei! 
apartment last Sunday morning. 
Miss Schneider told the maglstrata 
that following tha arrests she had 
found tha watch on the floor in a 
corner. Both men wcra dismissed. 



COURTNEIDGEBACK j 

At 64, Raturna to Stage After 80 
Yaara Away 



Ix>ndon, June 8. 

After 30 years' absence from tha 
stage as an actor, Robert Courts 
neidge has returned and Is appear* 
Ing In the provinces In a revival 
of the old farce "On Change." 

Sixty -four years of age, he waa 
famous in the provinces as a pro* 
ducer, notably In Manchester, lone 
before the London publis had heard 
of him. 

Then he produced "The Arca« 
dlans" at the Shaftesbury. Other ot 
his successful West End shows hava 
been "The Bohemians," '"^tie Cinema 
Star," "Tha Man from Toronto," 
"Tom Jones," and "Paddy the Next 
Best Thing." He waa also instru- 
mental in presenting a provincial 
Shakespearian touring company for 
seasons at tha Savoy. 



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Wednesday, Jiin« 4, 1994 




**Th0 man who ttaged the be»t edition$ of The Fcllin and BOO Other Revues, Mtstical Comedies and VemdevSte 'A<^s** 

HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU BEEN ASKED- 

^^ Where is the best place to prepare 
for a career in Stage Dancing?'* 

Read this message — it will surely interest you. It's from 

NED WAYBURN 

Crecdor of the MagiccdWayburn Method, abetter kind 
of instruction in Stage Domcing and Stage Training. 

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The reputation we enjoy for capable 
and efficient service in these three 
activities — 

1. Placing talent; 

2. Handling completely entertain- 
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for expositions; 

3. Staging amateur shows; 

— is unequalled by any other organ- 
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For complete information about our 
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write to the 

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1841 BROADWAY 

(Entrance on 60th 8tf«»t) 

NEW YORK CITY 

Telephone Columhua 3S00 



The demand for a standard, sensible 
method of training dancers for the Musical 
Comedy and Vaudeville stage comes both 
from producers and from candidates. It 
was in response to this urgent need that 
I conceived and organized the Ned 
Waybum Studios of Stage Dancing, 
drawing on my many years experience in 
the profession in developing the Ned Way- 
burn method of training stage dancers. That 
tht» method is today refined and improved 
to the very limit of efficiency is shown by 
the great number of sensationally success- 
ful graduates we have developed, many of 
whom owe a large part of their present 
position to the creative and^ inspirational 
ability of Ned Wayburn. 

What the Wayburn Method 
Does 

As more and more pupils come to us from 
all parts of the country I realize more 
strongly than ever that you in the pro- 
fession — on the stage, behipd the scenes. 



"out front," managers and producers — are 
often asked the question, "Where shall I 
go (or where shall I send my daughter or 
son)' for the best foundation and training, 
for a career in stage dancing?" 
I, myself, having been asked this question 
hundreds of times in the past, was unat>le 
to sincerely answer until I established the 
Ned Wayburn Studios. 
You who are reading this message know 
who I am — what I have done — have no 
doubt, seen many of the shows and acts I 
have staged. Let them be their own rec- 
ommendation — the results show in the sal-^ 
ary attainments of the artists we have 
developed and the box office receipts the 
managements have taken in. 
Successes for 20 years must be founded on 
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What the Wayburn Method Is 

All of this knowledge and experience is put 
at the disposal of those who are placing 
themselves in our hands for dcvelopment- 
Briefly, the work is laid out to cover 



The Four Basic Types of Dancins 



MUSICAL COMEDY 



ACROBATIC 



AMERICAN TAP, STEP AND SPECIALTY 
_^^ _and the new __^ 

NED WAYBURN AMERICAN BALLET TECHNIQUE, founded on 

the Universal Technique, J)ut discarding th^ antiquated process of slow develop- 
ment. This course includes all types of "Toe," '"Classical," "Character," "Orientar 
and '^Interpretive" dancing. 

AU Complete Cowset include FoundaHon Technique (Limbering and Stretching 
work), to build dancing strength and obtcdn muscle controL 

Class or Private Instruction Arranged 



If you are interested in any adult or child 
that you believe should have the benefit of 
trainirrg such as we are giving, communi- 
cate with me personally, at once, and I will 
tell you more about our work. 
The many productions with which I am 



personally connected, present to graduates 
a direct opportunity for engagements, al- 
though no promises are made in this con- 
nection. Those who are equal to these 
opportunities are naturally given the bene- 
fit of them. 



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Heginners 
Advanced PupUa 
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For complete infornation on all courses write for 
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Studios of Stage Dancing, Inc. 
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TOL. LXXV. No. 4 



NEW YORK CITY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1924 



46 P^GBS 




STRIKE KNOWN 



SDMBa'S RADIO STAHON 

h WILL PAY FOR RIGHT TALENT 



^,000 Yearly Offer for Orchestra, Two Hours a 
r Week, $400 Per Hour— Studio in Girabel's Store 
I' Strictly an Exploitation Adjunct ' 

f ■■ ■ - -. - ■ . 



Th» Olmbcl Brothers, New York 
d«|Mitment store operators, are 
|>utUllngr a new radio station to be 
OB a par with the most powerful 
locally or In the country. 

It -will be strictly an exploitation 
Mjunct and already has been 
licensed, althonsh no station code 
xmrne has been decided upon aa yet. 

The studio will be in the Glmbel 
More, but the antenna will be h>- 
Icated atop the Hotel Pennsylvania, 
1^ engineering reasons. 

The store will pay desirable tal- 
^t of headline proportions. An ot- 
Jfir ot 140,000 a year to an orchestra 
ii pending, caUingr for two hours' 
1>n>adcaarttng: a week or at the rate 
M 1400 per hour. 



FOREIGN PLAY CENTER 
.flTH $150,000 CAPITAL 

^eign Counsels in Chicago 
ft. Subscribe — Raymond 
r" O'Weil, Producer 



Chicago, June 10. 
f Foreipn consuls, located here, have 
tbscribed (160,000 cash for an tn- 
rnatlonal theatre to exploit for- 
plays. 

'Antolnia Barthel, French consul 
will be at the bead of the 
Enterprise, which plana each week 
duplicate various loreign produc- 
ions. 

Raymond O'Nell Is to be the pro- 
WKW. sad u reported In New York 
♦franglng and selecting a cast. 

tt is proposed to rent a Lioop 
Md commence actual pre8entatlo<j 
la September. 

Those who have put money Into 
the venture are representatives ot 
great Britain, Gremany, Hondura.s, 
Nicaragua, Bulgaria, Spain, Norway 
tad Netherlands. 



IHVITED TO REHEARSAL 

Chicago, June 10. 
The Wisconsin In Milwaukee, has 
.revived the idea that was inaugu- 
rated In the Loew houses. The cus- 
Pwners are Invitpi to attend the rc- 
Btears&la every Saturday morning, 
the opening da/. 

I The stage is bare with the usual 
noifie. 

^ The stunt ha.^ proved un interest - 
lJ"S to the general public as the 
morning racelpU have shown no 



'norgise. 



UNION MUSiaANS 
DEIIlANO$5,000AMAN 

Boston Is Keynote— $75,000 
for Leader —^^ondition on 
Men Remaining in Theatre 



Demands for new conditions by 
stage hands and musicians in vari- 
ous points indicate a trend toward 
the guaranteeing of a minimum 
number of weeks for ths season 
under work or pay contracts. In ad- 
dition a minimum number of men 
would bo required throughout the 
season. 

Boston may strike the keynote of 
the conditions sought. The musi- 
cians ask for a guarantee of (5,000 
per man on the season and (7,500 for 
the leader if the same players re- 
main in the theatre through the sea- 
son. The stage hands are asking 
for IS a performance. 

Conferences started this week be- 
tween the executives of the Interna- 
tional Theatrical Association and 
back stags labor union olSclaij for 
new agreements covering next sea- 
son. The first seals taken up coa- 
cerns a dentand for |10 weekly ad- 
ditional for the road. Roiul men are 
now receiving (75 weekly. 

Because af the Equity situation 
the matter jC contracts with the 
stage hands and musicians has at- ' 
tracted extra notice. The local mu- 
sicians' union contract extends for 
another year, but the road men's 
oontract expires this summer, and 
(Continued on Page 6) 



HANDCUFF KING'S' CHANCE 



Harold Rivers Sent 
Prison 



to Auburn 



Bufralo. June 10. 

Wlule five deputy sherlfTs were 
concentratiag their efforts on Har- 
old Rivera, "Handcuff King." who 
was being taken to Auburn prison to 
serve a sentence for grand larceny, 
another prisoner and member of the 
Marae party, Herman Miasz^x. con- 
victed ot burglary and .'ieiitenced to 
five ypais, slipped out of his sliackles 
and escaped. 

Uivera. a former performer, magi- 
cian and handcuff artist, was con- 
victed of a confidence ewne involv- 
ing the sale of a mythical theatrical 
ageticy to half a doicn diflferent vic- 
tims. 



B' 





ir IIIT FOR 
PICMS 



Equitjr - Ordered Theatrical 
Strike SUaMmg StiU Siaoe 
Invoked — ^Waiting: for De 
cinoB in Higher Court on 
Legality of 60-20 Agree- 
ment Between Equity and 
Shubert Faction — Emer- 
son'* Sailing in Midst of 
Trouble Commented Upon 
^New Production at Low- 
est Ebb 



$150,006 FOR THE GLOBE 



The actors strike of 19:4 thus far 
is the deadest event of its kind 
known. This is the second week 
since Elqufty ordered the. players out 
in eight attractions which promptly 
closed. Since then there have been 
so little development the situation 
may be measured as being less 
than one half ot one per cent. That 
^Continued on Page 10) 



ii« WITH 7 EQUirrs 

W NEW "SCANDALS 



First Independent Company 

Not 100% Equity Since 

Strike 



Speculation hsui been aroused 
along Broadway as to the standing 
of Oeorge White's new "Scandals" 
in light of the Equity strike. White 
is going ahead with the production 
and the show is due to ooen at the 
(Continued on page T) 



AMATEURS IN PROLOGS 



MUNICIPAL THEATRKAI^ HELP, 
LEfirr HOUSES IN INMANAPOUS 



City Takes Decided Turn with Entrance of Stock* — 
Walked Out on Road Shows All 
«'Abie*s" Big Adrance Sale 



Picture House at Nswburgh Opens 
Up New Avenue for Home Talent 

Newburgh, N. T., June 10. 

The Academy is tryiiij? a nrw 
angle to the home talent idea, by 
staging prolog.s to tlie fcitiiie 
picture the first halt of the wpok. 
Amateurs are invited to take i>art, 
having their niunea progiamcU or 
not, as they wish. 

As the prologs do not require dia- 
log, even those who suffer from 
stage fright can fake a chance on 
appearing. It i< olatmeil that 
through appearance In pantomime, 
stag's nervousness may be overcome. 



HARVARD'S "JIMYS" 
ONE-NKHTING « TRUCK 



Harvard Dramatic Club's 

Barnstorming Season for 

New England 



Boston, June 10. 

Five members of the Harvard 
Dramatic Club will go "on the road"' 
this summer with the "Jitney Play- 
ers," an organization of professional 
actors and actresses who, for the 
second successive season, will barn- 
storm New England In a flivver' 
truck. 

It's a one-night stand tour, with 
the flivver serving as means of 
transportation In the evenings and 
as tne stage in the daytime. An 
original folding, device, plus a few 
tents, will serve as dressing rooms, 
making this possible. 

"Creatures of Impulse," by W. S 
Gilbert; "The Countess Cathleen," 
by W. B. Yeats; "Skeletons," by 
Constance Wilcox, and an old 
Elizabethan play used by the stroll- 
ing players of the early seventeenth 
century, "Gammer Curton's Needle," 
are the pieces the Jitneyltes are 
planning to Impose upon the unsus- 
pecting of Maine, New Hampshire, 
Massachusetts and Connecticut. 

The venture is under the direc- 
tion of Bushnell Cheney. Tale, '21. 
A year ago, with the same sort of 
(Continued on page t) 



2ND GENERATION GROUP 



Sons of Their Fathers Producing 
Together 

The second generation is largely 
rcprosentpd In a new producinR 
group said not to l»e a closed stock 
oorpor.ition. The sons of a play- 
wright ,in(l librettist are pcriiaps 
tho best known names. 

In tlie group are Luke Thomas, 
son of Augiistu.s Thomas, nnd Kid- 
no.v Kmilli. wliose father is H.iri.v 
H. .Smith. The boys collaborated in 
writing "Lo\e ot Mike" some year.s 
iKO, Younjj Thomas has written 
several pliiys not firoiliif-orl. but hntt 
ilevoted most ot his time to short 
stories. 

Klmel Jenks. Jr., son of fMrnior 
Justice* Jenks. is in the new pro- 
ducing offlce as Is John C')Iton, co- 
author ot "Rain." 



Iii4laaa»*Ui. twm U. 

Indiatiapolls, the despair tt 
■howa, suddenir and without ex- 
planation, has atarted sebic to tke 
theatre. 

The reriral startM about a wec4c 
ago. Managers who had tried every 
crowd drawing trick without attc- 
oess looked at the box office retunia 
a second time, and then quit tryioc 
to flgure It out 

The Murat Players. Walter Voa- 
negut's stock company at the Murat, 
which had what might be beat te 
describe as a miserable month, 
found their turning point week be- 
fore last in "Icebound." Busiaesa 
(Continued on page S) 



OlAliTAUQUA NOT SO 
BAD IN MILL SEASON 



More Actors Heeding Long- 
Grass Touring Touring Or- 
ganizations Than Ever 



Actors who heretofore had sneered 
at prospectlva engagements with 
chautaqua organizations have this 
season changed their tune. The 
chautauquas are getting a better 
grade of talent than In previous sea- 
sons. 

Actors have shied at accepting 
engagements with the long-gras:< 
touring organizations, taking the at- 
titude such an engagement was con- 
sidered little better than "barH- 
stormlng" and would badly crimp 
their professional reputations. 

This season It's different. AM 
sorts of well-known legit players 
have flocked over to the chau - 
t.'tiiquas, evidently figuring th U 
c\'on though the compensation ix 
.imall It's steady Work and .surf> 
money; better than passing at\ Idl' 
.summer on the heated pavements i»f 
liroadway, with plenty of lime op'^n 
and nolliir:;; to ilo with it. 



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NEWLY FORMED ENGLISH STAGE GUILD 
NOW OPPOSING ACTORS ASSOCIATION 



Newest Organization Sponsored by Leading Stars, 
Players and Actor-Managers — Actors' Ass'n Torn 
Apart in Recent Dissension Over Its Policy of 
Force and Coercion — Lost Many Members 
Thro' Resignations — Incurred Enmity of V. A. F. 



The Stage Guild Just formed ia 
alQfied sat a theatrical organization 
to virtually replace the Actors' As- 
•ociation. 

Many of the most prominent Eng- 
lish starH, players and actor-mana- 
gers have joined the new society. 
Its formation Is the severest kind 
of a rebuke to the Actors' Associa- 
tion and Its methods. 

The Stage Guild erection may be 
traced to the very recent disturb- 
ances within the Actors' Associa- 
tion, an affiliated labor body with- 
out much influence or power by 
Itself. Through attempted force and 
coercion with the A. A., depending 
upon other affiliated union bodies, 
It sought to oblige all actors in this 
country to join It, under pain of not 
being able to otherwisfe appear in 
a union-manned theatre. 

The Actors' Association in its 
c«.mpaign included the members of 
the Variety Artistes Federation, a 
society of variety players with the 
V. A. P. unattached. It aroused 
much anger in variety circles and 
the V. A. F. plunged the matter 
Into court. 

W.'thin the A. A. also, its policy 
bred discontent. Many mem- 
bers resigned, Including the founder 
of that organization. 

The A. A. campaign had two tries, 
one at Barrow, where It was suc- 
cessful through having selected a 
small town at a moment'ti notice, 
and the dtlicr at Glasgow, a com- 
plete ft^llure. 

With the desertion from its ranks 
of influential members not in sym- 
pathy with the procedure of the 
A. A , the formation of the Stage 
Guild may eventually receive a suf- 
ficently largo membership and be 
accepted as the leading legit acting 
society of this country. 

Under that possibility it would not 
be unlikely the V. A. F , in view of 
the antagonistic position assumed 
by a brother-acting body (A. A), 
against It, might reach an under- 
standing or affiliation with the Stage 
Guild. 

It Is not believed at this time 
that the Htagc Guild contemplates 
a labor connection, especially while 
the A. A. is attached. 



PARIS EXPOSITION 
OF FILM INDUSTRY 



Many Interesting Objects- 
Exposition Covers Three 
Decades 



Paris, June 10. 

An exposition of the picture Indus- 
try from its early beginning Is in 
progress . at the Musee Galliera. 
There are many interesting object? 
on view showing the advance made 
by the industry in the last three 
decades. 

Among the earliest Instruments 
for portraying motion in similar 
forms is the phenakisticope (1829), 
invented by A. Plateau. This con- 
veys the illusion of movement by 
means of a painted disk turning 
rapidly on a stand. 

A photographic plate used by 
Janssen in 1874 to record the pas- 
sage of Venus across the sun; the 
camera gun (1882), made by Marey 
to photograph the flight of a bird; 
Edison's kinetoscope (1891), .ind all 
the later devices are shewn. 



TOO MUCH DIALOG 

"London Life" Minus Action and 
•Thrill* — Unsuited for America 



London, June 10. 

'Xondon Llfo" opened at the 
Drury I^iane last week. It Is artistic, 
magnificent, and has a spVendld 
cast, but lacks the action and melo- 
dramatic thrills usually found In 
r -ury Lane productions. The dialog, 
while brilliant, obtrudes. 

The consensu* of opinion Is that 
the piece will have a brief run hero. 
It has no value for America. 



SECRETARYSHIP JOB IN 
LONDON NEEDS MUCH 



Also Chance for Disguised La- 
dies to Peddle Merchandise 
on Street Corners 



London, June 10. 

Although unemployment seems to 
increase, there are some jobs open. 
One is a secretaryship. 

Applicants must b$ travelled, re- 
fined , striking personality, quick 
study and must understand stenog- 
roiphy and music. 

If interested in hypnotism, palm- 
istry, occult sciences, character 
reading-, etc., so much the better. 

Another is for six ladies to sell 
novelties at street corners. They 
will be thoroughly disguised. 



MAURICE ELVEY SAILING 



Coming for Fox at $75,000 Yearly- 
London Excited, But Skeptical 



! London, June 10. 

Maurice Elvey is reported sailing 
for the United States, sl.ortly, un- 
der a contract with William Fox 
that will bring him in" $75,000 per 
annum. Wardour Street is buzzing 
with excitement at this rumor, and 
there are many skeptics. Elvey was 
making pictures, years ago, when 
Elizabeth Itisdon was his "great 
star." 

Elvey, who married Isobel Elsom, 
has been the chief producer of pic- 
tures for Stoll and made a number 
of pictures starring Matheson Lang. 



"LILAC TIME'S" LONG RUN 



"Dancing Mistress" May Follow at 
Lyric 



DILLINGHAM'S TETER PAN' 

Marilyn Miller Named for Title Role 
English Cast Assennbling 



London, June 10. 

Marilyn Miller is said to be sched- 
uled to play the role of "Peter Pan" 
In tho production which Charles 
Dillingham will produce In New 
York In August. The English play- 
ers arc being assembled and will 
sail the second week In August. 

Donald Scarlc will be In the cast. 
lie has played In "Peter Pan" for 
18 years, starting as "A Rabbit" and 
then "A Child" and recently play- 
ing "Slightly." 



ORIGINAL "HAVOC" PLAYEES 

London, June 10. 

The original members of the 
"Havoc" cast who are to play un- 
der the Shubcrt management In 
America will sail on the "Leviathan" 
August 6. 

They are Forrester Harvey, 
Henry Kendall, Richard Bird, 
Claude Alllstcr, Vincent Holman, 
and Ethel GrifHiths. 

Frances Carson will probably re- 
turn on the "Berengaria," June ID. 



Londori, June 10. 
When "Lilac Time" finishes its 
run of nearly two years at the Lyric 
In Shafestsbury it will in all prob- 
ability be succeeded by the musical 
"The Dancing Mistress," or "The 
Street Singer," with Phyllis Dare as 
prima donna. 




OPBIACONHHIECASI 
GIVES HINSEIf 




Maurice Pitird Confesses tt 

527,000-Franc Theft— Hdi j 

Poeition Many Years 



Frank Van Hoven, Frank VAn 
Hoven, Prank Van HoVen, Frank 
Van Hoven, Frank Van Hoven, 
Frank Van Hoven, Frank Van 
Hoven, Frank . Van Hoven, Frank 
Van Hoven, Frank Van Hoven, 
Frank Van Hoven, Frank Van 
Hoven, Prank Van Hoven, Frank 
Van Hoven, Frank Van Hoven. 

FRANK VAN HOVEN 

Direction EDW. 8. KELLER 



ENGLISH HDONUM FOR 
GERMANY SET AT 130 

Ministry of Labor Decides on 
Lowest Scale Abroad — Inter- 
feres With Exporting Acts 



London, June 10. 

The Ministry of Labor will not is- 
sue a permit for the exporting of 
British acts to Germany where the 
individuals are in receipt of a sal- 
ary less than $30 per week. 

This has worked more or lees of 
a hardship upon several producers 
who were about to send 'irlrlacts to 
Berlin. • .' 



"THE RAT" LIKELY 



Unabashed Meller Well Received «rt 
Prince of Wales, London 



MYSTERY SHOW LIKED 

London, June 10 
"In the Next Room," given its 
premiere at Saint M.nrtlns ^y 
Sewell Collin,"^ Friday night. Is un- 
questionably a hit. 
, Tho pl.ny is splendidly acted and 
no one could doubt the genuine en- 
thusiasm of the audience. 

wnturflaye niid Monday's perfor- 
mances bear out that statement. 



VOLTERRA'S 2d EDITION 

I'aiiH, June 10 
Leon Volterra, recci'tly returnrd 
from /Nincrlra, presented the serorid 
edition of his runent revue Sat- 
urday. It fcaturof' the Wliittnoic 
Sisteis. 



"ISLAND KING" EACKRUFT 

London. June 10. 

The production of "The Island 
King" at the Adelphia has had a 
not uncommon sequel, Peter Gaw- 
thorne, the author and producer,^ 
appearing for public examination in 
bankruptcy. 

The liabilities arc IB, 600, assets 
nil 

He said although thr play was at 
first successful business eventually 
collasped and the takings did not 
cover expenses. He estimated his 
loss on the production at $25,000. 



PARIS REVIVALS GALORE 

Paris, June 10. 

The "new sliows" of the past 
week at the local playhouses com- 
prise Mere's "Captive" at the Re- 
naissance; "La Danseuse Eperdue" 
at Edouard VII; "Phi-Phi" at the 
Bouffes; "Mon Homme" at the 
Scala; "Hoffman's Tales" at the 
Opera Comlque; "Around the World 
in 80 Days' at Chatalet; "L'Aiglon," 
with Mme. Slmone, at Theatre Sa- 
rah Bernhardt; "Montmartre" at 
Porte Salnt-Martln; Frondale's Jap- 
anese patriotic story, "La Batallle," 
at the Odeon; "Tons of Money" 
(J'ai une idee) at Amblgu. 

There Is a new revue at the Folles 
Bergere. 



TWO PARISIAN REVIVALS 

Paris, June 10.. 

The revival of "Aisenc Lupin," 
with Andre Brule In tlic title role, 
will take pl.'icc at flic Ttieatrc 
Paris tomorrow. 

Another revival Is that of "Ma- 
dame Flirt" at the Thratre Antoinc 



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, LAURILLARD REVUE 

London, June 10. 

Edward LauiiUard is readying a 
revue for tho Palace. 

It is understood the manager Is 
paying less than half the regular 
rental for the warm weather -occu- 
pation. 



Fregoli is Booked 

Paris. Jiirvp 10. 
Fregoli, Italian trannforin.-iition 
aitlN<, has been booked to appear 
at the Empire Id January. 



RUSSIAN BALLETS AROUND 

Paris, June 10. 
The Ballets Russes de Monte 
Carlo, as Serge de Di'aghileff now 
designates his mixed troupe, re- 
opened for six weeks at Jacques 
Hebertot's Theatre des Champs 
Elysecs. Leon Volzlkovsky, Vllzac, 
Doline, Zveroff, Mmes. Alice Niki- 
tlna,, Nijinska, Sololova, Sokolova, 
Luboy Tchernltcheva and Vera 
Nemtchlnova head the troupe. 



I^ondon, June 10. 

Ivor Novello's "The Rat" opened 
Saturday night at the Prinoe of 
Wales, disclosed as nnatioshed melo- 
drama. 

Notwithstanding, It was well re- 
ceived and le a likely success. 

Novello had bad the show out In 
the provinces (sticks) for a long 
while. That Is wliere It was thought 
It should have been liked and it was. 
London ihas been looked upon as a 
bit of daring confidemce for it, but 
the premiere appeared convincing 
of Novello'0 fafth In his play. 



'Pai'ls, June II. • 5 
Maurice Victor Plcard, 63, caahlt^^ 
and accountant of the Opera C(h 1 
mique for many years, surrendered 
to the Prefect of Police and con«« 1 
fessed to stealing sums of monef ^ 
estimated at 627, OOO francs duiMOf i 
the last four yeartf. ■* 

An immediate investigation iign ^ 
closed the fact that Picard had toI4( 1 
the truth. He said he spent ft li^ ' 
debauchery, but thoSe who knoi^ | 
him believe he engaged in bad spee« ''; 
ulatlon or has hidden the moneyit i .^ 

Plcard was entrusted with 
sums. The police believe the su 
involved was taken within a 
days and not over a period of y«ar%^ 
This phase of the case is being ln«^ 
vestlgated. ,,,1 

t^ 

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WRONG THEATRE 



Principal Criticism on New Frend^*^ 
Farce 



GROCK £E-It)RMS CAST 

Paris, June 10. 
Grock, the BngUsh clown who re- 
cently came to this country to rest, 
has again taken Lole, his brother- 
in-law, as a partner and la bo<)ked 
for a New York appearance during 
the coming season. 



Paris, June 10. '"j 

For the summer months the fai^^ 
ionable Theatre des Capucines IJl' 
controlled by Raoul Praxy and Mairt ' 
celle Geniat who inaugurated thelif * 
season with a farce signed by Majt'T 
Eddy and R. Praxy entitled "Ponl^^ 
ette et son Poulaln." ' 1 

The piece was adversely aeceptijAj 
with one of the main causes seem^^ 
Ingly that the theatre is unsulte^ tf J 
the play. ' 'i 

The story tells of a mistress wM J 
enters the service of her paramourl«1 
mother as a maid thereby spoUlnf J 
his family arranged wedding aa^' 
finally marrying the tioy herself. '_* 

Included in the cast are Hieronl«j 
mus. Merindol and the Mmes. MiiWi 
guerite Deval rind Lulu Wattler. ' ' * 

SAILINGS ,,! 

June 11 (New York to LondOD)iw 
John Tiller (Mauretania). - i.w J 

June 11 (New .York to Pari»)Jdj 
Harold Crane (Paris). 

June 11 (Montroa.} to Paris), Ai 
Sunderland (Melioa). "4 

June 7 (New 'York to liondonji) 
Frank and Gertie Fay (Majestic). .-( 

June 7 (New York to PlymoutJ}Ii 
Bertha Galland, Norman E. Fi«l4j 
(George Washington). _ j| 

June 7 (New iork to LondonJVjj 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Beck, Mi^^ 
-and husband (Boyd Marshall), L>0<% 
nel Barrymore and wife (Irene Fen " 
wick), Ina Calre, Lenore Ulrlc, 
nore Barrle, Jack McKeon, Margar 
Hawkesworth,. Frieda Hempel, 
ward B. Johnson (Majestic). 

June 7 (New York to LondonJii| 
Tiller's Dancing Girls, Mr. and MHIhI 
Guthrie McCllntock (Laconia). 

June 7 (New York to London} 
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Skinner 
daughter, Arthur Hornblow (At 
atlc). 

June T (New York to liondon] 
Marguerite St. Clair, Qerafd 
rome (Belgenland). 

May 80 (London to Austr 
(Sydney), Rupert Ingal«ii« 
maghdale Castle). M 



DENNIS SADIE'S NEXT PLAT 

•London, June 10. 

Dennis Eadie will produce a new 
play by the author at "At Mrs. 
Breams" at the Royalty In August. 

At the moment the new play Is 
without a title. 



YIDDISH PLAYERS FOR PARIS 

Liondon, June 10. 

The Yiddish Art players will go 

to Piirls for a short season at the 

Theatre Edouard VII, a fashionable 

house directed by Alphonse Franck. 



Frank Buck Bound for N. Y. 
London, June 10. 
Frank Buck, husband of Ella 
Shields, sailed Saturday on the 
"AquiUuila" for New York, 



WELL KNOWN ENGUSH BOOKERS 
REPORTED SHORTLY RETIRl 



*'si* 



Harry Master, Chief Booking Man for Gulliver Cii^ 
cuit, and Al Goldstein for Variety Controllin||i 
Circuit — No R«M(m Assigned for Either LeavinfJ 



London, June 10. 

A mystery has arisen here over 
the reported resignations shortly to 
be handed in by two of the best- 
known English vaudeville bookers 
to their respective circuits. 

One Is Harry Masters, the chief 
booker for the Gulliver Circuit, and 
the other is Al Goldstein, In a simi- 
lar position with the Variety Con- 
trolling Circuit. 

Both men have held their posi- 
tions for many years, with the re- 
port gaining circulation as well as 
credence without carrying any rea- 
son for either of the bookers retir- 
ing at this time. 

There has been continued com- 



plaint against the variety buslnegP 
over here, but the fault never hjMI 
been placed against the bookiwi 
men. If the fault could be trace* 
It was rather said a lack of m**^ 
rial of sufficient variety In «|r- 
vaudeville houses brought about ti^^ 
decadence of Interest. 



Tiffi TILLER SCHOOLS 
OF DANCING 

143 Charino Cross Ro«d 

LONDON ,-«> 

Director, JOHN TlU^ 



Wednesday, June 11, 19H 



VARIETY 



SENATE WILL HEAR ABOUT POirS 
LEAS^ PROMI^ BY TWO SENATORS 



Will Hear of Tretent*' at Pint Opportunity— "Be- 
yond Imagination That GoTemment Pays $600,- 
000 in RenU and RenU at $SfiOff* — Senator 
Smoot (R) Says, "Only Way"— Senators Car- 
away (D) and Morris (R) Think Differently 



„l yari«ty-Clipp*r Bureau. 
-\.,.,^vans Bldg^ Washington, 
..,-, June 10. 

"The government is up to Its old 
triclC'Of giving something for noth- 
ing,'' said Senator T. A. Car»wajr of 
Arkansas, when learning of the pres- 
ent arrangements the government 
has throush the Treasury Depart- 
ment for the rental of Polls theatre 
here. "The Senate is going to learn 
of this 'present' to those controlling 
the house," stated the Senator, "at 
the first possible moment. 

"Iregret that I did not know of 
this condition when' the appropria- 
tion bills providing funds for the 
payment of rentals for buildings 
used' by the government were under 
consideration. I would have en- 
deavored to have some of the pri- 
vately owned buildings now rented 
turned back to their owners and 
property owned by the government 
utilized for Us own beneflt," said 
Senator Caraway. 

. The Senator would have brought 
the nia iter up on the final day of 
the session, which closed Saturday, 
had it not been for the crowded 
condition. He stated that when the 
body again meets, be It either in 
extra session or the regular session 
opening in December, he will urge 
action to correct a condition "where- 
in the government la so plainly get- 
ting the worst of a bad bargain." 
$5,000 v«. 1600,000 
"The manner In whicli. this the- 
atre is rented to thft-^eatrical In- 
terests controlling It runs right 
along with the manner In which 
the government transacts Its busi- 
ness. The government is an ex- 
tremely poor business man, it al- 
ways pays more and gets less than 
any other institution," said the 
Senator. "It is almost beyond the 
limits of imagination to realize that 
$600,000 is being paid annually for 
rented properties to house the busi- 
ness of the government when prop- 
erty on such a desirable site is 
rented by the government for a pal- 
try $5,000 annually." 

"The arrangement«^ under which 
the government Is permitting the 
theatrical interests to control Poll's 
theatre is an outrageotis one," said 
Senator George W. Norris (R) of 
Nebraska, when learning of the 
fiicts relative to the plan of rental. 
The Senator stated that he had 
•ften wondered under what ar- 
rangements the theatre was leased. 
but never thought for a moment the 
t«vernment was making a "present" 
of the house to those controlling It. 
"The fact that the government i"< 
paying fabulous rents and permit- 
ting this large structure to go on 
'such a basis should bring about 
some action to terminate such an 
agreement," said the Senator, who 
added he could itee wherein no 
"moral obligation'* existed because 
of the repairs and b«autiflcation of 
^ the walLs and interior of the place. 
-If those who put through this 
deal had placed the matter before 
Congress and shown wherein the 
rents now paid could have been 
•toppea and government-owned 
property utilized there would have 
Men no trouble In getting an ap- 
propriation through is my belief,::; 
•aid the Republican Senator from 
Nebraska. "When the District Com- 
missioners condemned the place 
«en I.S when action should have 
t>«en taken to remodel to house 
Sovernment activities, and po.<tsiblv 
•ven to rebuild entirely." 

Congress when it again meets 

Mould tiike immediate steps lO 

lerniinnte this unfair arrangement," 

Senator Reed Smoot (R) of Utah, 

Chairmrin of the Senate Finance 

^ommittee took an entirely diffcr- 

•nt ".«;atu" „„ the matter. He stated 

U was tho only way the K'lvcrn- 

(Went ecu!, I yet anything out of the 

I theatre." 

Seii.ii'.r Curowiiy could tint sc" 
jWherci,, tl.o Rovernnient had m ulo :i 
Inrti '''"'^'''" '" permittinK p.ivMii- 
« J"'- ^'* 'PJforate the liou e 
»"a I'riiiK it up to the standaid., re- 
quired l,y the bistrict Commi.sHioii- 

•• ' Wh«re is the 'moral oMiga- 



tlon* referred to by the Treasury 
Department," asked the Senator. 
"Did not the house have to be fixed 
up before attractions could be pre- 
sented there. It Looks to me as if 
they are really benefitting much 
more than the government by the 
remodeling. To me It would seem 
the proper thing to have done, when 
the building was condemned as not 
meeting the regulations, would have 
been to tear the place down and 
erect a much needed building to 
house some of the government ac- 
tivities," said Senator Caraway. 



AUSTRAUAN STAR'S 1ST 
VACATION IN 12 YEARS 

Gladys Moncrieff Marrying 

and Going to Europe — Chas. 

Hackett, Near-Sensation 

in Sydney 



Empbyinent Decrease 

Albany. N. Y., June ia 
' The New York State Labor 
Department reports a drop of 
7 per cent in factory omploy- 
nnont in the State during the 
past two months. 

Reports from manufacturers 
who employed over 500,000 per- 
sons in April Show about 
22,000 dismissed by May 15. 



Sydney. May 9. 

Gladys Moncrieff, Willlamson- 
Tait music comedy star, leaves for 
London via America this month on 
an extended holiday to study Euro- 
pean playing methods. 

Miss Moncrieff has been with 
this one firm for nearly 12 years. It 
will be her first holiday. 

Just prior to her departure the 
star Is to marry a young Australian 
dancer. 



"Little Nelly Kelly" has passed 
its ISOth performance in Melbourne 
and is still drawing capacity. Hugh 
Ward will later on produce "Six 
Cylinder Love," converting It from 
straight farce Into musical comedy 
as he did with "Tons of Money," 
which made the latter piece a big 
success. 



Arthur Prince, English ventrilo- 
quist playing Musgrave circuit. Is 
in receipt of $2,000 per week dur- 
ing his Australian season. On his 
opening Prince created a furore. 

Charles Hackett, an American 
tenor, created a near-sensation at 
his first concert in the Town Hall, 
this ctly. After his first number, 
Mr. Hackett was presented with a 
laurel wreath around which were 
twined the Union Jack and the 
Stars and Stripes. 



Madame Pavlowa, Russian dancer, 
together with her ballet and orches- 
tra, totaling 60 In all, will open In 
this city In the very near future 
under engagement to E. J. Carroll. 

Branby Williams and Alice Lloyd 
have been engaged for a season 
here In the new WIIIiamson-Tait 
vaudeville venture which begins in 
the very near future. 



Chaplin's "A Woman of Paris" Is 
pulling great business at Crystal 
Palace, this city. Feature Is con- 
trolled In this country by Union 
Theatres, Ltd. 

Muriel Starr Is to be featured In 
"Secrets," "East of Suez" and "The 
Goldfish" during her season under 
Williamson-Talt direction. 



The Melba Grand Opera season's 
advance buy for the Sydney season 
amounted to over $35,000 for first 
night seats in stalls and first bal- 
cony. 

Frank KIlis and his C.nlifornian.s 
begin their second season at the 
Palais Royal dunce hall this month. 



The curtain at Her Majesty's. 
.MellMnirne. is K.'iid to be a rc|iliiM of 
the onr nt piT!«fnt in voKi»e at tlio 
C.iP'tol Tlie.itre. .New V'orl;. 

Jor.ie Melville, who scored iiii 
ii\eriil;-l'.t hit in ••.'^.■ill>," will do :i 
new i>l;iv on her return frcnn .New 
Ze:(l.iiKl. wlierc "S.-illy ' i.s nt lucHenl 
smu.sliing retoids nfler two years. 
Plays and Business 

Willi.im.'.-i'n-'i .lit iiicsenled C;i:i(lys 
Moncrieff In a re\ iv.il of "Mii Mie 
Koseltc" l;iMl month. Il will serve 
as tlie farewell for Ali.s.-i Mondieff. 



"JOAN" REWRITTEN 

French History As Seen by English 
Pens 



Ldindon, June 1, 
The success of any historical play 
always leads to a crop of dramas 
on the same subject and the first 
"Joan of Arc" has arrived In the 
country. 

This version opens as history has 
it, then the author gives Joan two 
lovers; the hero who wishes to 
marry her and the villain who at- 
tempts to make her his mistress 
after the fashion of melodramatic 
villains. This worthy, turned down, 
starts trouble and Joan Is accused, 
tried and condemned to be burned 
at the stake. The hero rescues her 
from prison and true love getting 
Its conventional reward, the cur- 
tain falls. 

Maybe it should be mentioned a 
faithful brother dons her wardrobe 
and Is burned In her stead. 




LONDON'S BEST FARCE 
IS ITALIAN WORK 



. JANET OF FRANCE 

Is offering her services to legitimate 
managers and is hoping in their 
search for types they will linger long 
over her photograph, and give her 
the opportunity to show ]ust how a 
little French comedienne can play 
an Important part. 

Address 11 West 68th St.,' N. T. 



She is leaving for Europe to study 
foreign methods. 

Duslness has been very big and 
should remain so right up to end 
of season. 

Miss Moncrieff was capably as- 
sisted by Claude Flemmlng, Leslie 
Holland, Arthur Stlgant and Lottie 
Sargent. 

"Ma Mie Rosette" was played 
here by Nellie Stewart half a cen- 
tury ago. 



Business Is holding up splendidly 
at the Tivoli twice dally. Summers 
and Scott, songs, nicely; Tom E. 
Flnglass, character songs, over big; 
Renie Riano, songs and dancing, 
riot; Jay Laurler, English come- 
dian, scored very nicely In comedy 
skit; Rene Rich, musical, needs 
tuition In stage work. Rather ama- 
teurish. Florence Smithson, songs, 
over big; Nonl and Horace, clown- 
ing, scream. Gulliy and Jeannle 
closed the show and held. 

Irene Vanbrugh and Dion Boucl- 
cault are doing i^ huge business 
with "Aren't We All" at the Cri- 
terion under Wllllamson-Talt, dlrec. 
tlon. A splendid cast. 



At the Royal. Muriel Starr Is play- 
ing to good business in "The Gar- 
den of Allah." Frank Harvey 
scored In support. The play Is 
charmingly acted and seems set for 
a run. 



Ada Reeve Is making her first 
appearance as principal boy In the 
pantomime "Alladln," at the Palace. 
Although coming in at the tail end 
of the panto season, the show has 
been doing well mainly on the 
strength of the star. Miss Reeve 
scores more In her character songs 
than in the straight stuft, as most- 
ly used by principal boys In this 
class of show. Hector St. Clair Is 
the main comic and the whole show 
Scenery and effects very fine. 



Business has been very big at 
Fuller's for some time now. Jim 
Gerald and his revue have been re 
sponsible. The Vaughns, hand 
balancers, gave show a flying start 
Will Hastings, musical, liked. Bert 
Harrow, English comic, hit. Roy 
Gennett, daiving, over nicely. St. 
Leons, acrobats, riot. 



"Tons of Money" Is finishing a 

good run at the Grand. Seymour 

Hicks will be the next attraction in 

"The Man in Dress Clothes." 

In Melbourne 

Business theatrically Is very 
good In Meltwurne.' The Melba 
Grand Opera is attracting record 
houses. At the Royal, "The Cabaret 
Uirl" Is In its third month and still 
going strong. 

CJertrude Elliott Is playing In a, 
revival of "Smilin" Through." Os- 
car Aschc is to present for the first 
time luTC "The Skin Game," and 
■ Tiie O'lirien Girl" has attracted 
to the Princess. 

A( l.s ?)I»ying Tivoli Include Ar- 
thur I'riiiee, ISert Cooto. Kuth As- 
lor, licit Weston, Luc.in .ind Mc- 
Sliiiie, Ohmy Trio, Krank Klint and 
i'ord anfl Aldous. 

Acts at the HIjou include Bessie 
Clifford, Phil Hransby, fJordon and 
I.oltie. Reno's Band, Magley and 
WoUc. 



Jimmy MacWilliam 

London, June 10. 
Jimmy MacWilliam, the come^ 
dian, died here last week. 
Known throughout the Empire 
as a great comedian, he was also 
known the world over by repu- 
tation. 

MacWilliam began his career 
In the theatre as call boy In the 
old Rotunda, Liverpool. An ac 
tor fell 111 one night and Jimmy 
went on In the part. 
Jimmy MacWilliam was fa- 
mous in more ways than one. No 
one ever heard hirin tell a "hard 
luck" story, even toward Um 
close of his life, when all that 
came his way were occasional 
Jobs In the picture studios. He 
never "touched" a friend, and 
when he borrowed money the 
man he borrowed money from 
received the pay envelope In- 
tact. 



FRENCH FACTS 



"La Reflux" Alleged "Drama from 
Life" 



' Paris, June 2, 

The annual gala of the Associa- 
tion des Comedlens Combattants 
held at the Theatre des Nouveau- 
tes was the occasion of displaying a 
three-act drama by Jean Coglnard, 
entitled "Lo Reflux," which the au- 
thor declares to be founded on 
fact. 

A husband learns the divorced 
woman he married, with a child, 
did not have the child by her first 
husband, but was the forbidden 
fruit of an^ Intrigue with a para- 
mour whom she killed In a Jealous 
fit 

Discovering this situation several 
years after, and when the daughter 
has grown up as his own, the foster 
father and daughter being very fond 
of one another, the man pardons 
his wife and forgets tne past In 
order not to mar the future happi- 
ness of the child, 

Jean Worms, Mathillon, Emillenne 
Dux, Andree Mery, Marie Laure and 
Yvonne Lequlen (the latter as the 
child) kindly defended this thesis to 
the best of their abUlty. 



Merry Widow" Not Merry 

Enough — "Midsummer 

Madness" Coming 



Prolonged Rehearsals at Folios 
Bergero 

Paris, Jun« 10. 
The Folle« Bergere continues to 
remain closed because of rehearsals 
still in progress. 



\ BAGDAD'S" cm OPENOrO 

Chicago, June 10. 
"The Thief of Bagdad" ts due 
here at the Woods' on Labor Day. 



HOWARD'S "JTTNEYS" 

(Continued from page 1) 
pflays and materials, report was It 
met with considerable success. 

Samuel Merwln, the playwright, 
will coach the cast, containing the 
following Harvard students: Randall 
C. Burrell, '24. ."tage manager; Dud- 
ley W. Hallett. '24, a.ssistant stage 
manager; Ilichard S. Aldrich, '24, 
business manager; Ross Wilkins, 
'24, lighting, ^d J. J. Collier, '24. 
a very pronnKing iindergraduato 
historian, who will be the only 
amateur actor in the cast. 

Several students from Bates Col- 
lege, a small in.stitution ;it I.ewis- 
ton. Mo., are hImo to undertake .■» 
like venture, independent of the 
"Jitney Players." 



London, June 1. 

Since the first Eng1i«h production 
of this clever adaptation of a clever 
Italian farce (the work of C. B. 
Fernald upon the script of Lulgi 
Chlarelli's "La Maschere e II Volto") 
there have been many changes in 
the cast. At the Criterion theatre 
Krank Celller plays the part origi- 
nally orated at the Everyman the* 
aire by Franklin Dyall. There Is 
more bombast In his performance 
and this q'lallty lends more aplomb 
to the plot. 

Athene Seyler survives, Slie Is a 
good sailor weathering well the in- 
trlguing character of a wife who 
attends her own funeral. There la 
a mis-assortment of female players 
in smaller roles and the production 
is not overly good. Nevertheless, 
the piece looks like being a big suc- 
cess. 

It is the best farce seen on tho 
London stage this year. 



Wild melodrama haM fled from 
the Lyceum for the time being. The 
theatre is now in experimental mu- 
sical mood upon the subject of "The 
Merry Widow," The new relict is 
Nancy Iiovat, pretty enough, but not 
nearly as merry as her Immediate 
predecessor, Evelyn Laye, who, a 
short time ago, was playing the part 
at Daly's. 

C&rl Brlsson Is a de lux DanlUo 
and as usual Oeorge Graves has his 
gag-built part ot Popoff. 



Following "Bachelor Husbands," 
Dennis Badie will produce at tho 
Royalty a new comedy by C. K. 
Hunro, author of those stupondoua 
works, "The Rumor" and "Procress." 



When "Midsummer Madness" fol- 
lows "The Way of the World" at 
the Lyric, Hammersmith, the lead- 
ing part will be played by Mario 
Tempest. The other leading people 
will be Frederick Ranalow and Hu- 
bert Eisdsll. There will be iro cho- 
rus. 

The piece is by Clifford Bax with 
music by Armstrong Oibbs. 



tASJS AI.HAMBRA.EB0OBAM 

. Paris, June t. 
Winston's Lions, Antonita Torres. 
Four Rogers, Luclenne Delahayo. 
(living doll). Musical Navvies, Jean 
et Jewelas, Les Stadium, Miss Lliy, 
Davoto (baritone), 7 Alexandri. A. 
Zaroubtne and Prince Tcb'avtcha- 
vodse compose the ^bill at the Al- 
hambra. \ -,c -.^ 



FSEIBUBO'S PASSION PLAT 

Berlin, June 2. 

Freiburg's Passion Play, some- 
what similar to the celebrated 
Oberamergau spectacle, la playing 
for a month in Berlin under the di- 
rection of A. G, Fassnacht. 

His family has been directing the 
play tor three generations. 



"HUNCHBACK" DBAWnrO 

Paris, June 10. 

"Notre Dame de Paris," the nAme 
under which "The Hunchback" 
(Universal), is being shofn. Is at- 
tractins crowds to the Salle Mari- 
vauz. 

The throngs almost equal those 
attending "Robin Hood." 



JANIS SHOW SET 

London, June 10. 
The GSsle Janis show seems to 
be set for a prolonged run with the 
attraction playing to capacity night- 
ly. The matinees have be«n good, 
but not full houses. 



FAIBBANKS AFIEK EMPIBE 

I.,ondon, June 10. 
"Doug" Fairbanks ts eager to ob-- 
tain a lease of the Empire, beginning 
in September, for his presentation of 
"Tho Thief of Bagdad " 



l-a Rue-IHamilton at CoU London^ 

London. June 10. 
Gr.ice La Rue opens at the Coll- 
.seum July 7. She will do her single 
act and also support her husband. 
Hale Hamilton, In a dramatic 
sketch. 



UHmh*. ill., Jul* II. 
Katlirr wf well-kimwn vaudOTrllle (tar 
, bmf • alMNil bla soa en pac« 1. 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wednew&y; June 11, 



WELL KNOWN VAUDEVILLIANS 
READILY RECOGNIZED NOW 



Will Mahoney, Trying Late Bert Williams' Stunt, 
Obliged to Remain on Stage as "Amateur" for 35 
Minutes — "Tip" Passed from Seat to Seat 



Some years ago, according to a 
etory that has never been publicly 
denied, Bert Williams, the late col- 
ored star, reported at Miner's Bow- 
ery, concealed his identity, was an- 
nounced as an Imitator of Bert Will- 
iams, and was subsequently "given 
the hook." 

Last week, at the Regent, New 
York, Will Mahoney, the vaudeville 
"single," attempted a similar stunt. 
He was immediately recognized by 
the audience, and piled up a big 
bit, and couldn't leave the stage 
until he had entertained for 35 min- 
utes, and then was forced to make 
a speech admitting his Identity. 

Mahoney appeared unbilled as one 
of the professional try outs, booked 
at the house by Dan Simmons of 
the Keith Exchange. In addition, 
has face was heavily made up in 
"white," and he was announced as 
"the man with the wooden leg." 

Mahoney was on about two min- 
utes when some mannerism or ges- 
ture betrayed him to the "regu- 
lacs," who immediately broadcast 
the Information in the informal 
manner of the Regent, from seat to 
seat. Within flv3 minutes every one 
in the house had been "tipped," and 
his evety song, story and dance was 
wildly applauded. 

According to the bookers. It 
proves that the present-day audi- 
ence Is much more familiar with the 
personajities of vaudeville artists 
than were the patrons of the last 
decade. To others it proves that 
the present-day vaudeville audi- 
ences are so familiar with acts 
through "repeat" engagements they 
would recognize them under a blan- 
ket. 



AGENTS PICK A. C. 



BATHING GIRLS" AND 
BOBBED HAIR REBUKED 



Federated Women's Clubs Re- 
ceive Suggestion About 
• Both 



Los Angeles, June 10. 

The Federated Women's Clubs of 
America, In convention here, have 
had .<)uggestion8 to ban "bathing girl 
paraile.s" and "bobbed hair." 

Mre. Clayton T>. Lee, president of 
the New Jersey State Kedcrutlon of 
Women's Clubs, said the immodest 
display of yhystcal charms by young 
girls is creating a false standard of 
value; that the pirla who enter the 
contest and win prizes have their 
heads turned. 

The Michigan club women intro- 
duced a resolution banning bobbed 
hair as undignified and unbecoming. 

About 3.000 women attended the 
convention. 



LEONARD'S BUNGALOWS 



At Sheepshsad Bay, at the Water's 
Edge 



Cheaper to Live at Seaside Over the 
Summer 



An agents' colony at Atl.antix- 
City af^ma to be the latest wrinkle 
since the closing of a season that 
was eort of twizt, and between for 
the majority of the men ahead, and 
the men back with the shows. 

Why Atlantic City? The main 
reply to this Is that the "boys'" can 
live cheaper down there than they 
ran in New York. Where they pay 
a pretty stiff price for downtown 
hotel accommodations here, they can 
rent a fine room so some of the agents 
■<ay, in A. C. for $10 a week. Further- 
more the room permits them to hit 
the boardwalk daily, and then there 
is the great Atlantic OceSn right 
at their doorsteps, so to speak. 

Several of the agents, who arc 
trying to conserve the bank-roll are 
Koin,; to Atlantic City and summer 
there on the commonwealth plan. 



Kddie lieonard, the minstrel man, 
in vaudeville with his act. is per- 
sonally Interested In the operation 
of the Waldorf Bungalows at 
Shcepshead Bay. Eddie's personal 
influence Is expected to cause many 
stage people to drop in for the sum- 
mer. 

Kddie is said to own the entire 
development, which consists of 
many houses, d3tachp<l, all com- 
pletely equipped and furnished, and 
w*iirh have just been thrown open 
to the public. 

John D. Froelioh l» superintendent 
of the Waldorf Bungalows and look- 
ing after Leonard's interests. 

All the houses are on the water's 
edge, with Eddie giving the pros- 
pective tenants real ocean breezes 
as one of the reasons for summer- 
ing, or living all the year around, 
for that matter, at Sheepshead Bay. 



That ''Salt and 

Pepper" Title 

The two youngsters at the 
Palace. New York, this week 
under the name of Salt and 
Pepper are a couple of boys 
found by Karyl Norman, sins- 
ing In a Detroit cabaret. 

Last week at Shea's, Buffalo, 
they appeared under their 
proper names, Kurts and Cully. 

OPERATIC STOCKS CLOSE 



Aborn's Companies Unsuccessful in 
Stands 



Operatic stock as a summer at- 
traction in several Keith houses 
will be abandoned within the next 
fortnight, the policy rot having 
proven successful. 

The Aborn operatic stock units 
which have held forth at Keith's, 
Cincinnati, will close this week; 
Keith's, Indianapolis, next week, 
and Grand Rapids June 21. 

The Aborn company will open at 
Charleston, W. Va., following the 
closing of Cincinnati. 



WHITEKAN'S 40-WEEK 
TOUR NEXT SEASON 



Rehearsing All Summer in 

Barn — Preparing Five 

Programs 



LOEfS WHN BROADCASUNG 
STATION'S WIRES TO CABi 



Sending Music and Other Entertainment — Foi 
Weekly Charge of $50 Weekly WiU Be Incr« 
Bands Protest Restrictions 



YALE OEANS UP; 

EIGHT TO THREE 



Chick Evans, in Vaude., Is 

Nursing a Broken Hanc^ 

Fight on Train 



SHOWS FOR PRISONERS 



Harry Shea Guiding Performers 
Upstate 



Harry Shea gathered together n 
Pcirty of vaudeville artists, and 
using motor cars furnished by 
"Dinty" Moore, the restaurateur, 
the party yesterday (Wednesday) 
motored upstate to give shows for 
the prisoners In Comstock and 
Dannemora, today and tomorrow. 

The prison at Comstock is in- 
a«cesaib)e, being off the beaten 
path, and some miles to the north 
of the Utica-lllon section, but the 
automobiles will solve the problem 
where railroad trains are merely a 
htndrance. 

Shea used his good offlces iu ec- 
curing talent at the request of 
William Mc<'abe, confidential State 
prison agent. 

prison agent. The show is in charge 
of Joseph Plam. 



PHIL BAEER OGIKG AWAY 

Phil Baker will open a tour of 
the Orpheum Circuit at the 
Orpheuni, San Fnmci.sco, June 22. 
He will play about 12 weeks before 
sailing to appear in an Kngllsh 
revue. 

The matrimonial differences he- 
tween Phil Baker and Vivian Vernon 
of the "Follies," were aired In the 
courts and newspapers last week. 
Baker winning the opening legal 
skirmish when the court refused to 
grant temporary alimony to Miss 
Vernon,- after Baker's counsel had 
produced letters from various male 
admirers to Miss Vernon. 



Paul Whiteman and his orches- 
tra will devote their entire summer 
to constant rehearsing for the 
forthcoming concert tour in the fall 
and winter. Whiteman is bavins; 
the barn at his summer home in 
Hewlitt, L. I., converted into a re- 
hearsal hall with a practical stage 
lighting effects, scenery grids, etc., 
to facilitate preparations of his 
concert programs. 

The Whiteman band "Will go on 
tour under the F. C. Coppicus man- 
agement wltii ^ve different pro- 
grams in prepAFation. A 40- week 
itinerary on the order of any con- 
cert entourage is being arranged 
by the Coppicus management. 

The padlocking of the Palais 
Royal, New York, eliminates the 
necessity of breaking up the tour 
as was previously planned when 
Whiteman intended playing the cafe 
for about three months a year. 

"I^e concert programs will be 
tried out on several occasions this 
summer in a series of five or six 
sporadic concert engagements in 
adjacent territory. 

Mrs. Paul Whiteman is still con- 
fined to Sloan's hospital convalesc- 
ing as a result of the new addition 
to the Whiteman family. The hoy 
is doing nicely and will probably 
be named Paul Whiteman, Jr. The 
mother Is professionally Vandu 
Hoff. 



Chick Evans (Evans, Miller and 
Evans, doing a singing act in vaude- 
ville) was set upon by Tale students 
aboard a train returning to New 
York fronn Ithaca. 

Chick came out of the flght with 
a broken hand. His brother and 
Miller were beaten up, nursing 
minor bruises and scratches. 

Now Chick Ik going to* sue 'the 
colU'So to determine how far the 
Institution will support its student 
body, and he Is also considering an 
action against the railroad for fail- 
ure to protect him from attacks 
by other passengers. 

The Yale ba'sehall team had played 
Cornell, and a group of "rooters" 
went along. Chick doesn't believe 
tr.im members wore Involved. The 
clsht students who set upon Chick 
were drunk, and first tried to throw 
him out of the .smoking compart- 
ment of a Pullman oar. 

Chick's partners. Miller and his 
brother, had liocn smoking in the 
ve.sUhule. Chl:k was ordered out by 
the Inebriated students, but refused 
to stir, and the gang set upon bim. 
Miller and Chick's brother heard 
the rumpus and pitched in to help 
Chick. Yale won. Chick can't work 
until his hand is better. 



MARIE FEY'S ACCIDENT 



Car Crosh Kills Mother 
in Hospital 



-Miss Fey 



Chicago. June 10. 

Marie Fey (Howe and Fey) and 
her mother were severely injured 
when the car in which they were 
driving had a smash up near Mo- 
monce. 111. 

The mother died in :he hospital at 
Kankakee Miss Fey is recuperating 
at the hospital with a fractured 
pelvis. 



ZEKA K££F£ AND ACT 
Zena Keefe will make her vaude- 
ville return shortly in a "single" 
with Jesse Greer at the piano. 

Miss Keefe has been in pictures 
the last five years. 



HAT 50BCR0SS STUBTINO 

Arthur Neville and May Nor- 
cross, who have appeared as a 
vaude team for the past five years, 
have dissolved. 

Miss Norcross L*< going abroad to 
study music with a rlew to adoj)t- 
Ing nn opcrjtlc career. Neville will 
continue in vaudtvillp with anothci 
partner. 



WHITE! 

The following vaudevlllians are 
ill and confined in the respective 
hospitals named: 

Don Komaine, Barney Ferguson 
and Mrs. Viola Treadwell, at the 
French Hospital, West 34th street. 
New York. 

Harry Quealy, Metropolitan Hos- 
pital, Welfare Island, New York. 

Willi.Tm Canfield, Memorial Hos- 
pital, 106 street and Central Park 
West, New York. 

Dick Fitzgerald, Neurological 
Hospital, 149 East 67th street. New 
York. 

Lauro Jesus, Bellevue Hospital, 
N. Y. 

Ed Shaw, Post Graduate Hospital. 
303 East 20th street. New York. 

Betty Jordan, Dr. Cahill's Sani- 
tarium, Otisvllle, N. Y. 

William J. Biley, Metropolitan 
Hospital, Welfare Island, N. T. 



HUGHES-JACKSON SKIT 

Los Angeles, June 10. 
Gareth Hughes, picture actor, is 
going to make a venture Into vaude- 
ville with a comedy sketch "Ask 
Dad He Knows" provided by Joe 
Jackson. He will have a woman 
and man assistant. 




MARSHAL MONTGOMERY 

Supported by LUCILLE DE HAVEN and •GEORGE" ' 

Endorsed by press and public as the world's Greatest Ventrlloquial 
Entertainer. Co-beading at Loew's State Theatre, New York, this week 
(June 9). 



The lioew Circuit's radio st»tii 
WHN, has arranged to run dirt, 
land wires into the various Broad, 
way cabarets and restaurants f, 
the purpose of broadcasting^, ^ 
dance music ajid other ent^UJo! 
ment direct from the cafes. ^^ 
tofore <he talent was wont to vlt 
the WHN studios In the Loew Stai 
theatre building. 

The same advertising talk will b* 
part of the service, the cabarai^ tp 
pay a slightly increased service fee. 
The average former rate was |50 a 
week. 

Paul Specht and his orciiestra' 
were the first to inaugurate, this 
idea Monday, when they broadcast) 
direct from the Hotel Alamac. Thu 
latter now hap two direct wires 
running into the Congo room. The 
Specht band also broadc.xsts jregu- 
larly every Tuesday night via WJ* 
The limitation over the latter sta^ 
tion is that it is unlicensed from tiie 
American Society of Composers, 
Authors and Publishers, whicli. re- 
stricts the type of music to '.'inde- 
pendent" compositions. 

Ace Brigode and His Fourteen 
Virginians will also start broad- 
casting direct from the Monte Carlo 
next Saturday night, when the di- 
rect wire win have been installied. 

The WHN radio type of "plug- 
ging" Is said to have had its direet 
returns, and the fact WHN la 
licensed will probably result in the 
Radio Corporation of America's 
stations (WJZ and WJY) losing 
several of Us broadcasting feaMftea 
The bands ar« not enthused tlW 
being restricted to "Independent" 
dance music, and will probably in- 
fluence their employers to pay— a 
nominal weekly fee for the WHN 
service. 

When ttae Xio«w station waged 
Its "war" recantly with the Ameri- 
can Telephone ft Telegraph Co, 
which operatm action WEAF, the 
latter sought to restrict the "conT- 
merclal" features of broadcasting to 
itself. WEAK was unsuccessful, 
which gave WHN ttie same privi- 
leges as the lis Broadway station. 
Since then, WAAK and the Glm- 
bel Brothers* new broadcast cen- 
tral have also decided to invade tba 
metropolis with a radio "advertis- 
ing" project. 



JOSEPHINE SABEL INJURED 



Knocked and Thrown By Truckt* 
Narrow Escape .^o,,. 

■■ ",'' 

Josephine Sabel had a narrow ea< 
cape last week when a limousine^ 
owned and driven by John AaroM. 
automobile dealer, struck and thrtv 
her about 16 leet alo..g the pava- 
ment at the comer of 46th street 
and 6th avenue. 

Her head was severely gashed, an* 
her entire body covered with bruisea 
when picked up, unconscious. fir- 
Helen O'Brien In an ambulance front 
Bellevue, brought Miss Rabel to, and 
she asked that her friend BYancea 
Earle be phoned for. When the lat- 
ter arrived. Miss Sabel refused to 
be taken to Bellevue Insisting on ^a• 
Ing to the N. V. A. Club, where Dr. 
J. W. Amey, of 306 West 75th street, 
found no bones broken, but Mlaa 
Sabel complained of great pain in 
the abdominal region. She is stlJI 
confined to her bed at the club with 
Dr. Amey in attendance. 



WILLIAM MORRIS' BENEFIT 

William Morris is now 'booliing* 
the benefit show for the Saranao 
Lake Day Nursery which will take 
place July 4. It has been an annual 
event at Saranac for five years. 

The benefit in the upstate town 
has attracted many stars in the past 
and players who have contributed 
their services are sure strong fo' 
Bill's hospitality. 

A private car will carry the plat- 
ers to and from the resort — and the 
line forms on the right. 



Bryan and Brederick Oiasoiution 
Tom Bryan anl Lillian Broderick 

have dissolved their vaudevil)* 

partnership. 
Lately they were in vaudevlW ; 

with a band. 1 



V^ednesday, June 11, 1981 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



SIR JOSEPH GINZBURG IS ACCUSED 
I OF COPPING m AND STYLE 



John McGinn of Chicago Says Famous Radio Star 
Has Taken His Stuff— McGinn Also Claims He 
' Beat Mike Scott Dancing 



While Sir Joseph Glnzburg Is now 
twice dally singing "Sitting In A 
Corner" with gestures In "Let's Go" 
at the Columbia theatre, a com- 
plaint against the famous radio vo- 
calist and elocutionist has been rc- 
celTCd by Variety from John Mc- 
Ohi'n of Chicago. 

McGinn, under his signature In 
Ink; makes several accusations 
against Sir Joseph. Before finish- 
ing his letter, Mr. McGinn slipped 
In another theatrical celebrity. Mike 
Scott, Dublin's champion Irish Danc- 
ing Boy. (Mike still persists on the 
"Boy," although he Is now 61). 

Testerday afternoon Sir Joseph 
•gain paralyzed the Columbia's ma- 
tinee audience with his rendering 
of "Sitting In A Corner." The an- 
noiincer stated Sir Joseph would 
sing the song in five different voices, 
although Sir Joseph used actually 
but three. That Is an Increase 
however, from his vocal display 
wh«n opening with the Columbia 
show when he sang "Asleep In the 
De*p" in two voices. 

"Let's Go" Is paying Sir Joseph 
$60 a week for singing Just one 
■ong twice a day. Sir Joseph as a 
rule thinks nothing of doing seven 
songs besides Imitating Sir Harry 
Lauder, his playmate; Al Jblson and 
Willie Howard for nothing. Just to 
show any doubter a Uttle portion of 
his regular turn. 

Yesterday afternoon the matinee 
(Continued on Page 10) 



LOraZ SEIS VAUDEVILLE 
SALARY AT $3,000 



Receiving $3,500 Guarantee 

for Four Days In 

Cleveland 



JUDGE LEVM KNOWS 
"ACTOR" ISN'T "MONEY" 



Discharges Lew Pistol, Who 

Was Tabbing Up on Laundry 

— Cop Guessed Handbook 



Vincent Lopez and his Hotel 
Pennsylvania orchestra have placed 
a $3,000 weekly valuation on their 
vaudeville services. The band has 
t>een getting $2,500 from Keith's, 
Tdaylng the Greater New York 
houses chiefly, which has netted very 
little to the band for its services and 
the production. For this reason, the 
Hippodrome date the week of June 
23 for the band to headline simul- 
taneous with the Democratic Na- 
tional Convention In Madison 
Square Garden will proljably be 
passed up unless the salary qu3e- 
tlon Is adjusted. 

For the Republican nomination 
tails starting tomorrow (Thursday) 
night through Saturday, the Lopez 
orchestra is receiving $3,500 for the 
(our days as a guarantee against 
40 per cent of the proceeds, In addi- 
tion to all expenses. As a publicity 
•tunt, the band will fly by airplane 
from Akron, O., to Cleveland, and 
dock in mid-city atop of a roof. 

Lopez's three years' contract with 
the Bohemians, Inc., for the "Green- 
wich ViUrige Follies" calls for the 
band to be specially featured; also 
It specifically gives Lopez full per- 
mission to engage In any radio 
broadcasting activities. 

An unusual feature also of this 
contract is that it will permit the 
Lopez band to play vaudeville. In 
addition to its musical comedy en- 
gagements. 



JACK DE BELL'S AILMENT 

Chicago, June 10. 

Jack De Bell (De Bell and 
Waters) has contracted poisoning 
of the hrnln. 

He is being treated for same at 
his home in Chicago. 



Lew Pistol, blacl-*.;ce comedian, 
is sore at a rookey policeman who 
arrested him for making book on 
46th street. Lew (second to Vlolin- 
skl as the champion lay off) was 
marking down a list of the clothing 
he had Just taken to a laundry 
(two collars and a suit of B. V. D.'s) 
when the cop, who had been sent 
to keep an eye on sheet writers in 
the vicinity, landed Lew In the 
hoosegow. 

• The supposed wealthy book- 
maker, wW^n searched at the 47th 
street station house had a handker- 
chief, a cheese sandwich and a dill 
pickle (carefully wrapped) and 23 
cents less than two bits. But he 
got his first booking In weeks. 

Lew craved the air. Splitting the 
gorgonsola sandwich with a trusty, 
he got the latter to wireless a pal 
to communicate with some friends 
to whom he wrote the following 
stuff: "I owe you a lot of money. 
You'll never get It if they keep me 
here. So you had better get me 
oat." 

They did. 

Judge Levlne looked" Lew over 
next morning. After listening to 
the copper's fable (he relating that 
Pistol and his kind were taking at 
least $55,000 a day from the mem- 
bers of the Layoff Club of Actors, 
on 46th street, or so he (the cop) 
had been Informed, and thatl.I<ew 
had been pointed out to him (the 
cop) as a "malefactor of great 
wealth," whom he had caught«in the 
act of marking figures on a card) 
the learned Justice asked Lew what 
he had to offer. Lew replied, "A 
handkerchief, two cents, and I 
would have had a handkerchlefp 
would have had a sandwich but I 
ate It." "Not enough," said Mr. 
Levlne, "what else?" 

And Lew continued: 

"Judge, I got a sure enough mean 
laundryman, and If you don't make 
a list, your laundry is always short. 
My girl gave him a pair of silk 
stockings to wash and because she 
made no list, the best she got back 
was a pair of cotton socks. 

"That guy Is always short If you 
don't take a list. I was taking on^ 
when this coppey grabbed me, said 
I was making book and, sowle, he 
landed me In the booby Match. • 

"When he got me to the station 
house, I wanted to be sure and 
asked him what time It was. And 
believe me, Judge, he pulled one of 
my own gags on me. He said, 
'What do you care, you ain't goin' 
no place.' and then he slammed me 
In a cell. And I had to bribe my 
way out with a cheese sandwiK:h. 
And here I Is." 

Judge Levlne, -,ho knows actors, 
called the arresting officer up and 
said to him, "This man is an actor. 
You had better go back to the police 
school until you learn that the two 
words 'actor' and 'money' are by no 
means synonymous. If an actor 
could make a book, bed eat it him- 
self. Pistol, you are discharged." 




FATTY ARBUCKLE SENSATION; 
OPENING VAUDEVILLE TOUR 



Two<Minute Ovation Sunday at Pantages, San Fran- 
cisco — Broke House Record for Gross — Much 
Abused Film Comedian Doing Monolog 



TINNEY'S DEFENSE KAY 
BE MADE KNOWN TODAY 



FRED BROHEZ 

Banjolst-Entertalner, with 

ACE BRIGODE 

AND HIS 14 VIRGINIANS 

At the Monte Carlo, New York 

This ©rudlte-appearlng gentleman 
who strums a cruel string with Mr. 
Brlgode's dance-compelling fourteen 
Virginians, also displays his versa- 
tility in other directions. He war- 
bles a nasty tenor in the vocal 
chorus interpolations of the band's 
nightly frolic at Mr. William Gal- 
lagher's well-known Broadway hos- 
telry, MONTE CARLO, 6l8t and 
Broadway, and has been known to 
shake a nlnable hoof on occasion. 

Production and vaudeville mana- 
gers have the opportunity to ogee- 
over this sterling dance aggregation 
nightly. 



Conferences With Lawyers 

Over It— Did No Clowning 

While Imogene Testified 



Harron and Gaylord Split 
Bertie Harron and Bonnie Gay- 
'ord, well known vaude team, have 
«pHt. 

Miss*Harron will set out In a new 
»<:t With Milt Ansman. 



Champ Tyoiit for Vaudeville 

. Birilio Roevc. 10-year-old type- 

writliiK speed champ, will be seen 

'n vaudeville In the Keith houses. 

HUe started .it the 23d Street. 



THE BOYS OF THE JAIL 

Chicago. June 10. 

The boys in the county jail re- 
ceived a treat Sunday when a small 
vaudeville show was arranged for 
them. 

Ro.sa O'Hara. Ray Conlin and 
Boyd Senler and Jack Russell were 
the three' acts tliat constituted the 
program. 



BOREO IN A. C. CABARET 

Kmll Doreo has been cuKaRod by 
tlie F.lcadin Cafe. Atlantic City 
opening June 27. 

lOddie I^lkins' Bands will also be 
at the cafe. 



TANNEN DIDNT SPEAK; 
RECEIVED NO MTTE 



Big Time Office Bookers Wait- 
ed in Vain for Monologist 
to Appear 



with the big time bookers all set 
last Wednesday (all day) for Julius 
Tannen to appear t>efore them with 
a technical talk on vaudeville book- 
ings, as promised the booking men 
by E. F. Albee, Tannen failed to 
appear. It Is said some of the 
bookers postponed their lunch In 
order not to miss what the vaude- 
vllllan might say. 

Mr. Tannen said the first he knew 
of his expected appearance In the 
Keith office was when reading it 
in Variety that morning. Mr. Tan- 
nen said he recalled having had a 
conversation with Mr. Albee but 
could not recollect an invitation had 
been extended to him at the time 
to repeat his conversation before 
the bookers nor had he received a 
written request. 

Mr. Tannen expressed a willing- 
ness to go before the booking men 
upon request and added he might 
write to the booking offices to 
locate the misunderstanding If any. 

The Keith booking men aald 
there must have been a mLx-up 
somewhere as there was no doubt 
about the message received from 
the head of the office, that Tannen 
would address them during the 
Wednesday booking meeting last 
week. 



LYMAN BAND IN SHOW 

Astor Roof Espionage Diatastsful 
to Musicians 



Abe Lyman and his orchestra have 
signed for the new "Passing Show," 
which goes into rehearsal next 
month. The Lyman band will prob- 
ably not renew its option at the 
Hotel Astor after the original five 
weeks' period, owing to the alleged 
poor co-operation. 

The head waiter's practice of 
clocking the periods the band is oft 
the stand, and otherwise checltlng 
up, coupled with the poor acoustics 
of the large room, which does not 
do the orchestra full Justice, la said 
to be the cause. 

The report of Rufus LeMalre 
building a club specially for the 
band is "cold." 



SHOOTS SELF AND WIFE 

George E. English, 69, rug expert, 
shot his wife, Cecelia, 49, at their 
home on 37th street Friday night. 
EnRlLsh turned the gun on himself 
and died in Beilevue hospital a few 
lujur.s later. Mrs. Knglish has a 
chance for recovery. The Englishes 
were married last February. 

Mrs. Walter O. Hill, of the team 
Mr. and Mrs. Hill and Company, 
was called to the bedside of her 
slater, Cecelia English. 



The hearing In the case of Frank 
Tinncy, the comedian charged with 
assaulting Imogene ("Bubbles") 
Wilson, of the Zlegfeld "Follies," 
was called before Magistrate Levlne 
In the West Side Court last Friday. 
After Miss Wilson, her Negro maid, 
Carrie Sneed, and Dr. Herbert Ad- 
ler, of the Hotel Alamac, had testi- 
fied, the case was adjourned to 
June 11. 

Tlnney kept perfectly serious In 
expression as the show girl spread 
her testimony on the record. 

Miss Wilson, stunningly gowned, 
and more composed than at any 
time since she caused the arrest of 
Tlnney, testlHed that on May 26, 
she returned to her apartment with 
a reporter, and found Tlnney there, 
about 9:30 In the evening. 

Then, Miss Wilson testlHed, Tln- 
ney, using vile language, accused 
her of being the reporter's sweet- 
heart. The girl testified she -denied 
this, and when the reporter offered 
to show the actor his credentials, 
Tlnney refused to look at the police 
card and called the rejiorter vile 
names. 

The reporter took his leave, and 
two minutes later. Miss Wilson tes- 
tified, Tlnney kicked her In the foot, 
painfully Injuring her instep. Tln- 
ney left the room, and going to the 
kitchen, he directed the Negress to 
mix him a highball. He then called 
"Bubbles" Into the kitohen, and as 
she entered, she testified, Tlnney 
drove a powerful rlg^t to the side 
of her head, felling Tier. He then 
caught her by the hair, dragging her 
around the kitchen, where he knelt 
on her, and administered a terrific 
beating on her body, "Bubbles" 
said. 

When Tlnney ceased, Imogene 
testified, she staggered out of the 
room with blood streaming from 
her mouth and nose, and proceeded 
to the bathroom to bathe her face. 
Tlnney, she said, came in and de- 
manded t^at she go out and get 
cigarettes. He ordered her to 
dress. Tlnney was wearing one of 
her kimonos when she first saw 
him that night, and with a view to 
keeping him In the apartment while 
she got a policeman, she washed, 
and dressed herself in his clothes, 
and slipped out. 

Then, Imogene testified, she 

(Continued on Page 10) 



San Francisco, June 10. 

The very much abused picture 
comedian. Fatty Arbuckle, disproved 
any adverse opinion of his standing 
with the masses when he appeared 
In public Sunday in this city, the 
scene of the greatest abuse heaped 
upon him, from which he was 
cleared long since. 

Accepting a tour of the Pantages 
circuit, Arbuckle made his start at 
the local Pantages theatrt Sunday 
afternoon. 

He stepped into a two-minute 
ovation, timed by a stop watch. Be- 
fore the day finished Arbuckle had 
broken the Pantages box office rec- 
ord r Sunday. Yesterday he re- 
peated it with capacity even at-the 
matinee, extraordinary for Monday. 
< Liast light the house management 
was figuring how and where to In- 
sert extra performances Curing the 
week. The theatre people say there 
is no doubt but this week will be a 
record-breaker In money returns. 

Fatty is doing a monolog and de- 
livering It very nicely. The talk is 
full of meat and his style of putting 
It over is his own. 



ARM. KALIZ ARRESTED 
BY PARTNER IN ACT 

Henry Belllt Charges Actor 
•with. Grand Larceny in 
Removing Scenery 



UPSTATE ACCIDENT 



Vaudevillians Injured and 
Owner Loses Life 



Car 



•- Syracuse, June 10. 

Daniel L. Sullivan, of Auburn, 
amateur sportsman, lost his life and 
three members of George N. Brown's 
vaudeville troupe were badly In- 
jured, when Sullivan's auto skidded 
and turned over on the Westport 
highway. 

The injured are: Jack Grove, of 
Brooklyn; Jean Miller, of Reading, 
Pa., and Edna Breon, of St. Iiouls. 

The auto turned completely over, 
Sullivan being thrown against the 
steering wheel and receiving Inter- 
nal injuries. The others sustained 
severe lacerations. 



MARRIAGES . 

Hilda Burt, an actress in "Poppy," 
and Gould Shaw, son of Robert 
Gould Hhaw, 2d, the Newport Cen- 
ter millionaire, were married at 
Carthage, N. C, May 28, according 
to an announcement from the Shaw 
family In Boston. Young Shaw Is 
20 and Mn bride 19. 

Nancy Lee, of Hie "Thank-U" 
company, and .Toseph 1'. Cuok, man- 
ager of the Hollis Street theatre, 
lioston, ' ■ I 



The arrest of Armand Kails at . 
Fox's City, New York, on • war- 
rant charging him with grand lar- 
ceny left the bill minus a headUner 
Monday night. 

The warrant was sworn out by 
Henry Belllt, associated with Kalis 
In the production of "The Man from 
Cairo," In which Kallz was featured. 
The causes leading up to the ar- 
rest are alleged to t>e BelUt's In- « 
ability to draw money due the act 
while the turn was playing Fox's 
Crotona last week. 

Bellit is said to have calUd up , 
the Fox office requesting an ad- 
vance of $100 claiming he was a 
partner of I^alls and entitled to the 
money. The Fox people had booked> 
the act through Belllt and regarded 
him as a booking agent. They re- 
fused to advance any money unless 
Kails was agreeable. Kallz coun- 
termanded the advance when he and 
Belllt met In the Fox office. 

Belllt chilmed he owned the scen- 
ery and warned the Fox people to 
get another act for the City. As 
Kallz had already signed contracts 
for the engagement they paid no 
attention and moved the Kallz 
scenery and effects to the City 
where the act opened Monday and 
played the matinee. 

Belllt appeared after the supper 
show and the warrant was served. 
Kallz was arrested and remained 
In the police station until Eklgar 
Allen, the Fox booker, secured his 
release on $1,000 bond through 
Judge Oberwagger. 

The matter was to have been 
threshed out In the offices of the 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective As- 
sociation yesterday morning, but 
Belllt elected to seek recourse in 
the courts. 

The case was called .for Tuesday 
morning In Bronx Court, ISlst 
street and Boston road, but an ad- 
journment was granted for Kallz 
to secure counsel. 

The Fox people allope they will 
seek damages from Bellit for the 
loss of the act for the one perform- _ 
ance. They claim Belllt should have 
brouRht a civil action or a suit in 
replevin Instead of charging Kaliz 
with prand larceny. They further 
allege that theirs is a prior lion on 
the costume and scenery of the 
act In the form of a chattel mort- 
Hage held by a Times Square cos- 
turner. 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wednesday. June 11, 1924 ^ 



"WALKING OUT' PUNISHMENT 
PROMISED BY INDEPENDENTS 



Five Agents Agree to "Blacklist" Walkouts on Bills 
When Subterfuge Excuse Is Given — Can't Trace 
Reason for Source — "Opposition," Perhaps? 



Dissatisfaction over spotting and 
subsequent walking out of bills by 
performers on the independent small 
time have grown so prevalent of 
late the bookers have banded to- 
gether to devise ways and means of 
disciplining acts that accept con- 
tracts and resort to the slightest 
subterfuge to cancel them. 

At present the acts figure they 
can walk out of any bill at slightest 
provocation and with immunity, fig- 
uring that if they get in bad with 
one booker they can swing over to 
another. 

Since the indeix'nrtent bookers 
lark an organization that would 
arbitrate such matters the perform- 
ers' conduct, regardless of whether 
or not justified, had to be accepted 
By the booker. The Kttle fellow 
with four or five houses on his chain 
could not discipline the act, even if 
he should strike them off the books, 
and performers knew this, and con- 
sequently did pretty much as they 
pleased. 

By way of curtailing the annoy- 
ance five bookers controlling the 
bulk of Independent houses have 
agreed to co-operate in stamping 
out the practice. Hereafter the 
"walk-offs" will be blacklisted by 
five agencies. 

One case concerns a team booked 
Into an uptown house two weeks 
ago. After signing contracts the act 
learned the house was classified as 
"opposition" by two of the standard 
circuits. Despite It was generally 
known the house was considered 
opposition the team accepted the 
date, signed contracts, and just be- 
fore the matinee phoned the agent 
that they would be unable to go on.' 
since one of the partners had been 
arrested in a civil suit. When the 
agent volunteered to furnish bail 
the performer at the other end hung 
up. A check-up at the theatre re- 
vealed that no one up there knew 
anything about the supposed arrest, 
although the performer phoning 
claimed his partner had been ar- 
rested on the stage of the theatre 
during the morning rehearsal. 

These "walk off" episodes are said 
to have caused agents to lose the 
booking of several houses, the local 
managers preferring to believe the 
agent at fault rather than the per- 
formers. When disappointments oc- 
curred several times the houses 
switched their bookings elsewhere. 
In most instances the managers 
made the change without giving any 
reason whatsoever for it. 

That there should be any contro- 
versy over spotting among perform- 
ers playing these houses Is more 
than the bookers can understand. 
The bills are routined by the booker, 
and the act knows its spotting be- 
fore 'signing the contract. The 
bookers take the attitude that if the 
performer is dissatisfied with his al- 
lotted position he should protest be- 
fore signing the contract instead of 
attempting to bulldoze the house 
manager when he arrives to play 
the date. 

How far "opposition" ^enter.s into 
the cancellations hasn't beromc 
known. 



Agents Who Are Not 

Small-time circuits are check- 
ing up On agents holding book- 
ing franchises, who permit the 
franchises to lay dormant for 
months without even submit- 
ting an act to the oflBce con- 
cerned. 

These delinquents will be 
called before the booking man- 
agers of the respective circuits 
tills week to explain their in- 
activity and to show cause why 
the franchises should not be 
relinquished and reissued to 
active agents. 



KEITH'S GIRL OCTETS 

May Be Used in All Houses to Aid 
Show 

At a meeting of the Keith book- 
ing managers yesterday (Tuesday) 
morning, the matter of outfitting 
each house with an octet of girls 
to augment the various acts was 
discussed. 

The Idea Is patterned after the 
141 Hippodrome Girls and is now 
successfully in operation at Proc- 
tor's 6th- Ave., where the eight 
"Folly Girls" are in their fourth 
week of a summer run until Sep- 
tember. Snow and Columbus 
staged the "Folly Girls," employed 
to lend extra color to the show. 

They take the place of a flatih 
act and are a permanent feature at 
the house. Every Orpheum house 
next season will have a staff octet 
as part of its entertainment week- 
ly. Danr Simmons will also inaug- 
urate the same Idea at the Moss 
houses in the Kast, with others to 
follow. 



KEITH'S NEXT SEASON'S 
ROUTES ISSUE SLOWLY 



Bookers Withholding Until 
After Surveymg All Avail- 
able Material 



Routes for the Eastern Keith 
houses are being issued more slowly 
for next season than ever before. 
Not over 16 standard acts having 
been routed to date. 

The Keith officials Issued a man- 
date to the bookers a few weeks 
ago to set their opening bills for 
next season upon pain of not re- 
ceiving vacations. 

This was supposed to be the fore- 
runner of the issuing of a flock .of 
routes to offset the annual pre-sca- 
son shortage of material bug-a-boo. 

In the opinion of bookers and 
agents the reluctance to Issue 
routes Is due to the preponderance 
of flashes, girl acts, jazz bands, etc. 
The booking men don't care to load 
up with any one type until they have 
a line on what is available. 



TABS POPULAR 



Replacing Variety Bills in Smaller 
Independents 



Musical tabs are replacing the 
usual vaudeville bills in many of 
the houses of the small-time inde- 
pendents. 

The shows generally carry flve 
principals and eight girls, all doub- 
ling In specialties, and give prac- 
tically a six-act show, with the 
flash being spotted at the finish. 

Th-> tab idea Is hitting the book- 
ers, inasmuch as it proves a better 
show than they could otherwise 
book in at the price, and figure that 
it Is better to take a slight com- 
mission cut for summer than lose 
the bookings. 

Most of the tabs are playing 
th-ough Connecticut, New Jersey 
and Pennsylvania, and are reported 
as making better than the regula- 
tion vaudeville bills they sup- 
planted. 




BOB ANDERSON 
and Polo Pony 

Concluding a two-year route of 
the Greater Keith Theatres and the 
Orpheum Circuit. 

B. F. Keith's Palace, New York, 
this week (June 9). 

B. F. Keith's, Washington, next 
week (June 16). 

Will sail for England, July, 1925, 
to fulfill my existing contracts. 



A. BENPOTH COMMnS 
SUICIDE IN HOTEl 

Los Angeles Hotel Man 
Chokes Himself with Tie--«,.> 
Had Domestic Troubles 



PIANO MAN SAYS 
BUSINESS IS BETTER 



Picked Up Since June 1— 

Convention in New 

York 



MAGICIANS' BANQUET 



20th Annual Event of Society — Dr. 
Wilson's "Radio Talk" 



DETESTS TAXI BILLS 



Peggy Davis in Court Twice Within 

48 Hours — Declines $21 and $20 

Items 



.Peggy Davis, 24, dancer, was ar- 
raigned before Magistrate Levine 
in West Side Court yesterday for 
the second time within 48 hours, 
on a charge of refusing to pay a 
taxi bill. On Saturday Peggy prom- 
ised she would pay the $21 that 
landed her in court. 

Monday, she taxied down from 
White Plains. The bill was $20. So 
Magistrate Levine held Peggy In 
$1,000 ball to await investigation by 
a probation officer. 



JACK LEWIS' DINNER 

Jack Lewis was dined by his 
friends last week at the Cafe des 
Artistes. 

Jack is a vaudeville bucking 
agent and dabbles in politics. 

More than 1,000 friends were at 
the dinner and they gave him a 
diamond ring. 

Wilton Lackaye was the toa.st- 
master. Sta^e Senator James J. 
Walker was master of ceremonies. 

A large electric portrait of the 
guest of honor was hung on one of 
the walls of the banquet chamber. 



BIRTHS 

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wagner, at 
Miami Valley Hospital, Uuyton, O., 
May 80, son. The father is of Scho- 
fer, Wagner and Bernice (vaude- 
ville). 

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Brin in Xcw 
York, son. The father is with the 
press department of the Orpheum 
Circuit. 



SICK GREEN MOVING 

Chicago, June 10. 

Uichard (Dick) Green, interna- 
tional secretary and treasurer of 
the I. A. T. S. E., made a flying trip 
to Chicago, remaining long enough 
to leave instructions to have his 
furniture packed and shipped to 
New York. 

The positions call for his res^l- 
dence in New York while in office, 
for two year."<. 



Harry Houdinl presided at the 
20th annual banquet of the Amer- 
ican Society of Magicians at the 
Hotel McAlpln last Friday night. 
The ballroom was filled with ma- 
gicians, their wives and guests. 

Houdinl announced that Dr. A. M. 
Wilson of Kansas City would ad- 
dress the banqueters by means of 
the radio. The guests listened to 
what purported to be a perfectly 
good radio speech, after which Dr. 
Wilson popped up from under the 
speakers' table. 

After the dinner the magicians 
"did their stuff," and the guests 
who knew nothing of magic en- 
joyed every trick. 

One of the interesting events of 
the evening was the unveiling, by 
Mme. Herrmann, widow of Herr- 
mann the Great, of a tablet com- 
memorating those who had passed 
Into the beyond. 

At an election of officers Saturday 
evening Harry Houdinl was re- 
elected president for the seventh 
term; B. M. L. Krnst, first vice- 
president; Howard Thurston, sec- 
ond vice-president; George M. Hel- 
ler, treasurer; Richard Van Dien, 
secretary. 

The annual report showed a mem- 
bership of 1,248 and a balance of 
$10,000 in the treasury. 



New York, June 10. 

The piano manufacturers, meet- 
ing in convention at the Waldorf- 
Astoria, assert they look for a boom 
in business after tne summer is over, 
although business began to show 
signs of Improvement after June 1. 
The closing of Congress, the piano 
men said, should go a long way to 
help settle business. 

"We will see an Improvement In 
business within 20 days after Con- 
gress adjourns," one of the dele- 
gates stated. "This business has 
been suffering since January 1, due 
to radio." 



Alexander Benderoth, 37, hotel 
manager, of Los Angeles, com- 
mitted suicide In his room In the 
Felix-Portland hotel Sunday night 
by hanging himself. It is under- 
stood he had troubfe with his wife^ 

Benderoth came from Baltlmor* 
Sunday morning and registered. 
He was accompanied by three 
friends. Benderoth told his friends 
of his domestic troubles and 
threatened to "end it all." His 
friends talked him into a cheerfar 
frame of mind and, believing hi» 
all right, left him. 

When the trio returned to th« 
hotel late Sunday night they failed 
to get a response from Benderoth 
and the management furnished 
keys to the room. Benderoth wsis 
found lifeless with a silk nlcktle 
fastened around his neck and tied 
to the bedpost. 

Benderoth left a note to one of 
the friends which read: 

"Dear Marty: For God's sak* 
don't let my wife know this. Mjr 
mother's address is 384 Golden ave- 
nue. Lost Angeles. My sister's ad- 
dress is the Arcade building, gt. 
Louis. Forgive me, dear pals." 

Benderoth is survived by % 
daughter, Geneva, who won con- 
siderable fame as an amateur 
dancer. 



BLOOM GOING ABROAD 



Will Sound Foreign Countries on 
1930 Exposition — Sails Saturday 



IN AND OUT 

"That Girl" Quartet, a new act. 
In its second week In vaudeville, 
was called on Monday to double 
from the Earle Into Keith's, Phila- 
delphia. Wyeth and Wynn's delay 
In baggage arrival necessitated the 
substitution. 



BEAUTY AUTIONEERING 

Prize Winner Employed in Board- 
walk Auction Parlor 



Atlantic City, June 10. 

An auctioneer on the Boardwalk 
has solved his problem. 

Merely asking folks to step in and 
listen to him talk was one thing, 
a beautiful girl attired In stunning 
clothes, and posing in all sorts of 
things the auctioneer has to sell, 
that's different. The public is "fall- 
ing" for the girl. 

The girl in the case Is Beryl 
Williams, winner of a beauty con- 
test in New York City. 

From beauty contesting to a mo- 
tion picture studio, thence to the 
Boardwalk and fame. That's Beryl's 
progress. 



E. STROOCK SAILS 



Sol Bloom, representative in 
Congress from New York City, sailt 
next Saturday for Europe. 

Congressman Bloom had a busy 
first year in Washington, and in- 
troduced many bills, among them 
his now famous measure provid- 
ing for an international exposition 
to be held in the United States 
in 1930. During the session Bloom 
was called upon to defend his title to 
his seat, owing to the closeness of 
the vote by which he was elected. 

While abroad, Mr. Bloom will 
sound out representative citizens 
of various governmenta relative to 
the reception foreign governments 
will give the 1930 exposition Idea. 



TOM KERNEDT PUZZLED 

Tom Kennedy, Keith agent, waM 
served with a subpoena to appeaf 
June 18 in the City Court Th«i 
subpoena was issued at the request 
of Joe Sullivan, Keith agent anA 
producer, and Johnny Collins, for4 
mer Keith bookingr man, who all 
leged that Kennedy has In hla poa4 
session money and properties b«« 
longing to them for which JnAg* 
ment has b«en awarded Marr^ 
Green against Sullivan and CoIllnSL 

"Somebody Is kidding somebody,,^ 
Kennedy said. "Collins and SuIUi 
van are passing the buck. I nevei 
had any business dealings wltS 
either one." 



Brooks- Mahieu Head After Ma- 
terials — Expects No Innovations 



$5,000 A MAN 

(Continued from page 1) 

Is being adjusted. Just the oppo- 
site applies to the stage ! ands, local 
So. 1 of the I. T. A. S. E.. expiring 
Sept. 1, while the road scale applies 
next season. 

There have been no ('emands filed 
by the stage hands' local to dat;. 



BELLITT-KALIZ SEPARATE 

Henry Bellltt and Armand Kallz, 
who recently formed a vaude pro- 
ducing partnership, will figure as 
individual producers. 

The recent flop of "Broadway," 
the flash act in which Amelia Stone 
(former wife of Kallz) was featured, 
is given as the contributing cause. 



CmCY'S WALNUT HILL HOUSE 

Cincinnati, June 6. 
The Keith Interests, ir is said 
here, are after the Orpheum, a pic- 
ture house, on Walnut Hill. 



E. Stroock, head of Brooks-Ma- 
hleu, theatrical costumers, sails 
June 25, on the Berengarla, for 
Paris, London, Rome and Vienna, 
to purchase the latest in fabrics 
and trimmings adaptable for the- 
atrical use. 

While abroad Mr. Stroock will 
secure additional costume books to 
be added to the firm's collection. 

Mr. Stroock does not look for any 
innovations In stage costumes or 
effects In Europe. Reports now in- 
dicate a lack of Inspiration or Ideas. 



Madge Kennedy's Playlet 
Madge Kennedy was scheduled to 
open in vaudeville this week in a 
sketch, "Nothing for Tonight." Jt 
was written by Ballard MacDonald. 
Allan Edwards and Theodore 
Maynard are In support. 



Fugaxy Booking in Tabs 
The Fugazy, >Jew York, is book- 
ing In tabs for the summer In con- 
junction with the regular program 
of pictures. 



FIRST RUirS IH POP HOUSE 

Kansas City, June 10. 
The Globe, playing Westerd 
vaudeville bookings and pictures^ 
at popular prices, announces a 
change in ita picture policy, com* 
mencing today. First run pictures 
will be jhown exclusively. Instead 
of second and later xuns, as has 
been the policy. The first film 
under the new arrangement Is 
"Broadway Gold." Following will 
come "The Beloved Vagabond," and 
"The Empty Cradle." 



Dan Ahearn Loaves Levey Office 
Los Angeles, June 10. 
Dan Ahearn has retired from the 
Bert Levey offices and Is now va- 
cationing at Palmdale, Cal. 



DicH Bennett Again in Sketch 
Lewis & Gordon are again pre- 
paring to feature Richard Bennett 
In vaudeville sketch. 



Case Against Cop Dismissed 
Thomas F. Farrell, probationary 
policeman in the Training School 
and arrested on a charge of extor- 
tion preferred by a man who said 
he Is Edward J. Forman, vaudevlll* 
actor, of the Hotel Stanley, was dis- 
charged in West Side Court by 
Magistrate Levine when the com- 
plainant failed to appear. Forman 
had claimed to have given the em- 
bryo cop money and a watch. 



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Wednesday. June 11, WtJ 



CABARETS 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



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The Ab« Lyman Orchestra pitked 
•up a tough asBlKnment for a New 
Tork restaurant when accepting 
the ABtor Hotel roof, but It looka 
aa though the western band Is a 
driiwlng card there regardlees. The 
band i« in at »1.760 weekly for 
live weeks with an option. The 
Roof closes nightly at 12:80, and 
doesn't sell a thing. Not even the 
waiters dare take a chance. It's 
» big roomy roof aeatfaig 700 
around the Jarges (but oblong) 
dance floor in the cabaret halls. 

The hotel management Is well 
Batisfled with Lyman, however, 
lince It has been frequently doing 
around $4,000 a night. It is neces- 
■ary for the Roof to do 12,800 to 
break. The cover charge is 60 
cents. 

Owing to the formation of the 
roof and the location of the band, 
ampUners have been Installed, also 
microphones. Just above the band- 
stand which is In the center of 
the room, is a large opening lead- 
ing Into the lobby, starting about 
midway u'l the wall. This Is h.irm- 
ful to the music and acoustic?, 
although Lyman had the Roof 
gauged right p.":out three nights 
after he opened. 

•The coast bandmaster is liberal 
with encores but he mokes them 
short and plays all styles of dance 
inu.<:io. 

At tha Palace, New York, as a 
vaudeville act. Lyman's was a 
regular hit from the start and 
would havr remained over If a pro- 
duction act, also with a band, liad 
not been previously booked. Lyman 
may go back to the Falace for a 
run. 

It is said that Lyman has had 
an offer for the new Ziegfeld "Fol- 
lies," and for the Cascades (roof) 
at the Hotel Biltmore, with Paul 
Whiteman also reported having re- 
ceived a nitmore offer. Whiteman 
Is reported too busily engaged 
framing up for his big concert tour 
In the fall to listen to summer pro- 
posals, though no one can tell, for 
the Biltmore may make it high 
enou^. 

At the Astor Lyman la similar 
In situation as a band as Vincent 
Lopez has been at the Hotel Penn- 
sylvania. The Pennsylvania is a 
great publicity center for Lopez. 
With its 2,000 rooms, and always 
fairly well flllcd, Lopez has been 
playing to people all over the coun- 
try, who have advertised him when 
they got back home. At the Astor 
a similar crowd will hear Lyman. 
That character of publicity may be 
superior to the radio for value, as 
tiopez already has . discovered 
through the constant demand for 
him. 

Lopez playing at both conven- 
tions this week and next is a big 
feather for any musician. 

Reports from the West about Ly- 
inan before he reached New Tork 
■aid he was there, and he Is; also 
making the same Impression when 
■topping off at the Palace, Chicago, 
for two weeks on the way in. 

A new London cabaret show was 
•pened in the former Elysee Res- 
taurant in Piccadilly, now re-named 
the Cafe de Paris. It waa inaugu- 
rated May 28 under the direction of 
Harry Foster and Edward Dolly. 

There was revealed a most ex- 
eellent entertainment of its kind, 
consisting of eight numbers, run oft 
In 40 minutes and without a hitch. 

Martin Broones* starts the show 
seated at his little piano and con- 
tinues at the Ivories for the entire 
entertainment, either singing ex- 
planatory announcements of what 
the others are about to do or join- 
ing in with them. His flrst number 
Is done with aid of eight girls. This 
Is quickly followed by Jinos and 
tolette, a mixed dancing team who 
have some acrobatic stepping that 
appears to be Just a little different 
from anything heretofore shown. 

Of a totally different class of 
dancing are Charles Brooks and 
Winnie Collins, favorites, as \n al.so 
Velma Dcane, with the eight chorus 
girls. After this. Charles Brooks 
does a single number made up an 
Pellx, the Cat. followed by Miss 
Collins in evening dress, but not 
sufficiently encompasslns to con- 
ceal her phy.sioi pulchritude. 

Jinos and Lolette offer an Apache 
number in .-tppropriate make-up. 
after whiii; tile entire comiiany, in- 
cluding Uroones, gyrate, wris;;l?- 
twist, squlim. undulate, Offir.atP. 
agitate, pulsate, quiver, quake and 
totter to the music of an insidiou.i 
rag melody, during which they mut- 
ter some kind of a lyric advir.inc 
those present to do the Beedle'-uin- 
Bee." 



Th« largar cabarets In Greenwich 
vaiatre appear to ba "taking" all 
tha patronage that floats down that 
way aa a reault of the small cabaret 
owners adding a cover charge to the 
total of the check. 

The little places haven't much to 
otter, aa entertainment goes, and 
the added cover Is not calculated 
to bring any of the patrons back a 
second time. Some vlsltora go 
thence to the "apeak eaales," but 
the majority of those who And they 
have to pay 60 to 75 centa for near 
beer and aoft stuff have gone direct 
to the more expensive places, where 
no ppeciai objection can be made 
to the check. 



Injunction orders preliminary to 
padlocking were issued this week 
against the Silver Slipper Cafe, 
Rendezvous, Piccadilly and Berto- 
lotti'a. at 85 West Third street. New 
York, for liquor violations. The 
Rendezvous and Piccadilly, both In 
the same building on West 4Sth 
street, and belonging to Gil Boag, 
had closed, anticipating the order. 

The Silver Slipper was opened 
less than a year ago with Van and 
Schenck and Billy Grady Interested 
up to 50 per cent between them, 
the team owing 40. After the liquor 
pinch a few weeks ago. Van and 
Schenck sold their interest to Grady, 
who in turn sold out his then half 
interest to the remaining partners. 

The latest closings following the 
Salvin wholesale padlocking have 
made the mid -center town places 
that sell a little panicky. Some say 
they can't make money if they don't 
sell. 

Closings in this way have made 
it fine for the speak easics and also 
good for the peddlers of poison 
booze. Including beer. 

The Silver Slipper, when it flrst 
opened, and for several weeks after- 
ward, did a weekly gross business 
of between 110,000 and $12,000, giv- 
ing the house a profit of over $8,000 
a week. 



WOMEN CAN JOIN 
JEWISH THEA. GUILD 



Meeting Decides It by Vote 
Non-Professionals as As- 
sociate Members 



Martha Pryor, in the revue at the 
Silver Slipper Cabaret, was sum- 
moned to appear before Magistrate 
House in Traffic Court, next week, 
to explain why she was operating 
an automobile in Columbus Circle, 
a few mornings ,ago, at 3 o'clock, 
without an operator's license. After 
work was over, Martha rode up- 
town in Michael J. Duffy's car. and 
undertook to drive it. She came 
very close to running down Patrol- 
man Cunningham, of the West 47th 
street station. When he asked her 
for her license, Ma^ha didn't have 
It. 



David Fink, one of the partners 
in the newly opened Forum cafe, 
on the roof of the Forum theatre, 
Los Angeles, has brought suit 
against his partner. A. S. Daneman, 
to bring about dissolution of part- 
nership. He also aska for an ac- 
counting and receiverahip in the 
action filed in the Superior Court. 
According to Fink, the busfness was 
established May 5, 1924, and that 
ever since there has been nothing 
but disputes and disagreements 
and no way of effecting a reconcili- 
ation. 



Wilh'am J. Nolan, 64. a cafe owner 
of St. Louia. died at his home In 
that city May 4. Mr. Nolan was 
also the secretary-treasurer of the 
Humler ft Nolan Cigar Co. of the 
Hotel Beelbach. 

The deceased knew many profes- 
sionals and was popular with them. 
He waa a close friend of Eddie 
Mack, the 46th street clothier. 



Hattia Altheff has succeeded 
Anna Chandler aa the chief enter- 
tainment feature at the Club Cadix, 
Philadelphia. Miss Althoft was pre- 
viously featured in the floor show at 
the Club Fronton In Greenwich Vil- 
lage. 



With Benjamin Rothwell, James 
Morgan and George Kreer having 
tiiken over the Cafe Petroushka. 
Hollywood, a new revue opened 
there last Thursday night. Jim and 
Retty Morgan head the list of en- 
tertainers and are aided by Kinney 
and Lcc and .ithera. Kreei' is ni:ir- 
aging the estDMishment. 



Fanchcn produced a new revue .nt 
the Plantation, Los Angclca. la!^t 
week. Among the entertainers are 
Suzcite and David Murray, danc- 
ers; Krne.st MorriHin, tenor; I'.u 
genie Felner. comedienne ; t'la.\ 
Stearns and Jac(iue!lnc Drew. 

Joe Brown hts ha<I himself iti- 
: ()ri>orated for the purpoco of open- 
ing a chop-hoiiStT In 4|tH ^l>'ef b oi^ 



The Jewish Theatrical Guild of 
America adopted a resolution last 
Thursday night, at the meeting in 
the Bijou theatre, under which 
women of the Jewish faith, or who 
acknowledge Judaism, become ac- 
tive members of the Guild. Pro- 
fessional women taken into the 
Guild will be of equal standing with 
the men. and non- professional 
women will be classified as asso- 
ciate members. The vote was 
unanimous. 

The meeting started at 11.30 in 
t'.ie Shubert-donated theatre, and 
lasted about two hours and a half. 

William Morris, president of the 
Guild, was In the chair. 

The word "acknowledge" was 
substituted for "embrace" in the 
resolution, and the change waK 
viewed as wholly satisfactory. 

Another meeting of the Guild ha« 
been set for tomorrow (Thursday 
June 12) night, also at the BJlou 
Theatre on West 4Bth sctreet, at 
11:15. 

It will be an open meeting for 
members and non-members, women 
and men. 



V. A. F. Wins Battle 
From Engfish A. A. 

London, June 10. 

The battle between the Va- 
riety Artists' Federation (non- 
union) and the Actors' Asso- 
ciation (union) has been won 
by the former, the V. A. F. 
having gained unconditional 
recognition of its card. 

There will now be r.n armis- 
tice before t'le storm breaks 
out again on other points. 

Meanwhile, the A. A. has 
rented a theatre in Barrow, the 
starting point in the war, and 
is running a stock season un- 
der the direction of Ernest E. 
Norris. 



NEW ACTS 

Muriel Sisters, harpists, about IS 
years each. 

Rose Mary PfafI, soprano, from 
San Francisco, with another woman. 
Miss Pfaff was a member of thi 
"Music Box Revue'' company last 
year. 

Jean Adair has shelved "The 
Cake Eaters" and is rehearsing a 
new skit by Elaine Sterne entitled 
"Three's a Crowd" for an early 
showing on the Keith circuit Her 
supporting cast includes Jane Lon- 
don, Margaret Lee and Leo Chalzell. 

Joe Verdi and Lous Lewis (The 
Piottis) are having a new Italian 
character comedy act written for 
them by Andy Rice, entitled "The 
Candidate." 

Dave Kramer and Jack Boyle are 
going to put on a new act within 
the next few weeks that will have 
an orchestra. 

Fred W. Taylor and Olive La 
Compte, two-act. 

Spencer Case and Edith 

Cavanaugh have dissolved partner- 
ship. Case will rejoin his former 
partner, Harry Mallan. 



"SPTSAKEASIES" HAVE RADIOS 

"Speakeasies" In the Times 
square section ar!> installing radios 
to supplant expensive music and 
entertainers. 

"During the ear'.." evening" one 
of the radio bosses said, "our pat- 
rons are too yober to be annoyed by 
the radio. As the evening wears on 
they don't seem to notice the radio 
at all." 



NEWS OF THE DAILIES 



Justice Tierney In the Supreme 
Court, .\ew York City, has decided 
that Ilonnle Magtnn, comedienne 
and dancer not so many year* ago, 
will have to appear for examination 
before the trial of her suit against 
John T. Davis, of Elkins, W. Va., to 
enforce the payment of $300 a 
month. The former actre.ss must 
say whether she knew Davis was 
married at the time the alleged 
promise of marriage was given; 
whether she gave any consideration 
for the promise and for an alleged 
consideration to pay her $300 a 
month for life, and whether she 
ever released Davis from the al- 
leged claim for a valid considera- 
tion before she filed suit. She con- 
tends through her attorneys that 
her friendship with Davis began 21 
years ago and continued for more 
than seven years. Davis asserts 
Miss Maginn knew he was mar- 
ried. 



EAHN BANS AT BUTHORE 

Roger Wolfe Kahn and his band 
will be heard in the Cascade room 
of the Hotel Biltmore. 

Before the end of June the boys 
go to Europe to give a series of 
concerts. 



posite the Friars. Joe is well known 
along Broadway. 



Martin Black haa succeeded 
George Kreer as manager of the 
Plantation, Los Angeles. 



ILL AND INJURED 

Don Romaine (Cahill and Ro- 
malne), while en route to open at 
New Brunswick, N. J., June 2, was 
removed from the train at Manliat- 
tan Transfer and hurried to the 
Frendi hospital in 34th street. New 
York city, where he was operated 
on for appendicitUB. 

Earl Cavanaugh and Co. have 
been compelled to shelve their tab- 
loid musical. "Blossom Rest," due 
to the featured player having con- 
tracted laryngitis. 

Marie Cavanagh (Cavanagh and 
Cooi)er) is seriously ill in the Mt. 
Hamilton Hospital, Hamilton, Can- 
ada. Miss Cavanagh whs stricken 
on the stage and rushed to the hos- 
pital for an immediate operation 
for appendicitis. 

Isaac Kaufman, vaudeville broker 
who was operated on for appendi- 
citis and who returned to business 
apparently much Improved, was 
taken III again, and is saia to be 
suffering from a relap.se. His con- 
dition is serious. 

.M.idlyn King (S' evens and King) 
underwent an opc'i-..t;c>n and is re- 
cover. nj; at the Hotel Savoy, Cleve- 
land. 

Frank .Tones of the Keith oflice 
staff in Xew York has been ill at 
home for a couple of weeks. 

Jo.seph She ,"the vaudeville agent- 
producer, is ill at his farm in 
Bccket. Mass. 

Corlnne Sales (Dooley and Sales) 
was taken seriously ill Sunday at 
r.octor's Fifth Avenue, New York, 
necessitating J. Francis Dooley to 
hurriedly rehearse Florence Daugh- 
erty, one of the eight Folly Girls 
at the house, as a substitute part 
ner. 



Grace Eowen. model for a cloth- 
ing house, kidnaped in a tuxicab, 
choked, beaten and threatened with 
death, appeared before Magistrate 
Weil in t)^ YurkviHe Court last 
Friday as the^omplaintant against 
David Goldberg, 202 West p:nd ave- 
nue, and Thomas Brannigan. 148 
West 67th street, charged with hav- 
ing attempted to attack her. Miss 
Bowen was hurrying ° for a doctor 
for her sister. Mrs. Helen Graves, 
and sh# called the taxi. When she 
"screamed while in Central Park the 
men threw her out of the taxi. An- 
other taxi came up and F. C. Bruns 
of West New York, the chauffeur, 
took the girl to a doctor's offlce and 
furnished the police with the num- 
ber of the taxicab operated by the 
men Miss Bowen said attacked her. 
The police got the pair and they 
were held for a further hearing. 




Jeanne Gordon of the Metropoli- 
tan Opera Company. New York, 
who was divorced from Ralph II. 
.Trlx, wealthy Detroit real estate 
broker, has obtained the custody of 
the daughter. Jane, under an 
amended decree allowed by Circuit 
Court Judge Henry A. Mandell, in 
Detroit. Trix. who had the custody 
of the fl -year-old girl in the orig- 
inal decree. Instituted proceedings 
to have the case reopened because 
of an infei-ence that the opera 
singer was not allowed to have her 
daughter with her. The petition for 
the amended decree was granted 
without argument. 

Despatches from France tell how 
a Paris court has granted a divorce 
decree to Mme. Louis Verneuii on 
the ground of mutual fault. She 
was formerly Mile. Lyiane Bern- 
hardt, granddaughter of Hanih 
Bernhardt, and her husband Is one 
of the ino.si successful playwrights 
in France. They have a litllo 
daugliter to whom "the r.vlne 
f-'nruli" was especially devoted. 
After the death of the great tragc- 
dicnnc, AI. Verneul claimed the 
riyrht to the lease of the Theatric j 
Sarah Kernhardt, but lost his crise 
againut the city of Paris, which 
owns the theatre. 



Supreme Court Justice Wagner in 
New York City has reserved deci- 
sion on the petition of Mrs. Shirley 
Black, leading lady in "The Lady 
in Ermine," for absolute di.-orce 
from John S. Black,' song writer. 
Testimony presented by Richard E. 
Walsh, counsel for Mrs. Black, 
named a chorus girl 6f "Vanities" 
aa co-respondent. Mrs. Klack said 
the first intimation she had of a 
rival was given her by Jaspar Cole, 
her husband's valet. 



Doug Fairbanks has received the 
decoration of Office of Public In- 
struction in France. 



Gloria Swanson has bought from 
Mare de Palkowska a 40-acrc estate 
at Croton-on-the-Hudson. . 



EQUITY AND SANDALS' 

(Continued from page 1) 

Apollo June 30. although White la 
believed to be on the round robin 
side of the managers-Ektuity argu- 
ment. 

There are 110 persons in tha 
"Scandals," ail independent with the 
exception of seven, the latter be- 
longing to Equity. It la claimed 
that most of the Equity people in 
the show have Ions term pay or 
play contracts, with no mention of 
Equity and that such agreements 
will not be interfered with. 

In that classification are said to 
be Tom Patricola and the Lightner 
Sisters who are from vaudeville. 
One cast member is known to hold 
an Equity contract, antedating the 
strike, however. 

White anticipates no trwiiJe 
with stage hands or musicians ©ver 
the Rquily situntion and therefore 
expects to be able to play his show 
"Vlthout deference to Equity. 

It will be the first attraction on 
an Independent basis since the 
strike that will not have the 100 per 
i,ent Kfiuity requirements stipulat- 
ed by^ Equity for an Independent 

S.10W. ....,»-.,.., 



VARIETY 



bi/KlesqUe' 



Wednesday, June 11, 1924 



$11,000 GROSS SUNDAY 
NIGHT AT JAMBOREE 



Annual Benefit of Burlesque 
Club Brought Out Over- 
Capacity 



Franchise Holders and Titles 

(^ Columbia Wheel Next Season 



The annual benefit of the Bur- 
lesque Club, held at the Columbia, 
Sunday night, netted $11,000 repre- 
sented by ticket sales, prograni 
sales and program advertising. 

The Columbia sold out and held 
150 standees back of the rails at 
one dollar each. The house grossed 
$4,300 for the performance, the bal- 
ance being represented by program 
sales and program advertising. 

The house was scaled $5.50 for 
the first 10 rows in the orchestra; 
$3.30 balance; $3.30 first four bal- 
cony rows; $2.20 balance; boxes, 
$5.50 and gallery, $f. 

The bill ran until neaf one o'clock 
midnight and held names galore. 

Jt was the biggest Jamboree yet 
held as far as business and returns 
were considered. The Columbia had 
been donated for the show, with the 
st.igehands and orchestra paid by 
tho burlesque men. 

Around $700 was expended In re- 
freshments for the acts taking part 
and all back stage participated in 
the "surprise treat" the Burlesque 
Club revealed. 

Prlsco, master of ceremonies ^nd 
official announcer before and after 
eacli act, did not go to the trouble 
of dressing for the occasion. With 
a strew hat which he wore through- 
out and his ever-trusty cigar, Krisco 
strutted through five hours of the« 
hardest work he had ever done for 
nothing. 

Two hundred boys from the sol- 
diers' hospitals In and around the 
city were the special guests of the 
club, members having bought gal- 
lery ticketfi which were turned over 
gratuitously to the overseas sol- 
diers. 

Rube Bernstein was general stage 
manager, while the man out front, 
who counted up for the cliib, was 
I^ew Lesser. 

The Jamboree was the third an- 
nual event of its kind. 



The new line-Up of franchise holders and titles for the Columbia 
Burlesque Circuit for next season was settled upon Thursday at a meet- 
ing of the Columbia Amusement Co. officials and directors. 

The list as given out by the Columbia press department showed several 
changes in titles. Among the old ones supplanted by new, and new 
producers and franchise -holders in most cases were "Fast Steppers'^ 
(instead of "Breezy Times"); "Good Little Devils" (Instead of "Chuckles 
of 1923," Bard and Pearl supplanting Phil Dalton as the producers of the 
show); "Go To It" (instead of "Youthful Follies," W. S. Campbell changing 
the title) ; and "Take a Look," George W. Ilife'a attraction replacing 
"Beeftrust Billy Watson's Show." 

The new franchise holders for the seasons of 1924 and 1!I25 who re- 
;)lace franchise holders of List season — cancelled by the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co. — are reported as Brandel and Travers; "Sliding" Billy Watson; 
Fred Clark and Ed Daley. f 

An unofficial list of the next season's IlnQ-up of franchise owners, 
operators, producers and titles follows: 

Title. Franchise Owner. Operator. Producer. 

"Follios of the Day" Miner Estate .Same Barney Qerard. 

"Sliding" Hilly Watson. .Same Same 8ame. 

"Dave Mariim'ti Show'' . . Kame Same Same. 

"H. Steppe'g Own Show". Cain tt Davenport Same Same. 

•>Come Along" Sam Scribner Same Fred Clark. 

"Irft's Go" Fred «"lurk Same Fred Clark. 

"Fast Steppers" J. Herbert Mack Same Burns & Daley. 

"Good l.lttle Devil" Miner & Falke Same Bard A Pearl. 

"Go to It" W. S. Campl>ell Same Same. 

"Happy Go I.uoky'' Hughy Bern.-ird Same Same. 

"Happy Momenta" Sim Williams fiame Same. 

"Hippity Hop" Peck & Kolb Same Same. 

"Hollywood Follies" Hurtig & Seamon Same Same. 

"Monkey Shines" Clark & McCullough. .. Same Same. 

"Nifties" Hurtig & .Scanion .Same Same. 

"Peek-a-Boo" Columbia Amus. Co .Same BedinI A SIdman. 

"Queens of Paris" Jacobs & Jrrmon Same Same. 

'•Red Peppor Revue'' J. Herbert .Mack Same ..". Billy Wells. 

"Runnin' Wild" Sam Scribner Same EM Daley. 

"Silk Slocking Revue".. Harry Ilasilngs Same Same. 

"Step On It" Hurtig & Seamen Same Same. 

"Slop and Go" Jacobs & Jermon Same Same. *' 

"Take a I.«ok" George W. Rife Same Same. 

"Talk of the Town" Harry Strouse Same Same. 

"Temptations" Hurtig & Seamon Same Same. 

"Town Scandals" Irons & Cla mage Same Same. 

"Mollie Williams Show" . Mollie Williams Same Same. 

"Best Show in Town". .. Brandel & Travers. ... Same Same. 

"Broadway by Night". .. Charles Waldron Same ....\ Joe Wilton. 

"Bathing Beauties" Rube Bernstein Same Same. 

"Record Breakers" Jack Reid Same Same. 

"Wine. Woman & Song ".R. K. Hynicka Same Lew Talbot. 

"Golden Crooks" Jacobs & Jermon Same Billy Arlington. 

■'Miss Tabasco"" Ed Daley Same Lena Daley. 

JImmie t'"ooper Ri'vue. . . . R. K. Hynicka Same Jlmmie Cooper. 

"B. Gerard's New Show". Barney Gerard Same Same. 




4ACK BENNY 



Laying oft this week; 
closing. 



Next-to- 



CUT FOR NEXT SEASON, 
BURLESQUE SHOW CRY 

Productions Will Be Held to 
Minimum Through In- 
creasing Costs 



'WRLD^S" FINE STORY 
BIG BURLESQUE BOOST 

Great New York Daily's Sun- 
day Edition Published Best 
Burlesque Story 



MUTUAL'S NEW HOUSE 

Takes Over National in Chicago — 
May Also Acquire Empress 



The New York "Sunday World" 
(Jun^ 8) carried a special two-col- 
umn story on Columbia Burlesque 
and Sam A, Scribner that was im- 
mediately pronounced the best news- 
paper article ever written about that 
circuit. 

Showing what the evolution of 
Columbia Burlesque has done, as 
headed by Scribner, "The World's" 
story stated Columbia Burlesque is 
now standard. The article especially 
credited the progressiveness and 
pugnaciousness of Sam A. Scribner 
in driving his principles to the fore, 
and through them lifting burlesque 
out of the clutter of years ago to 
the respect of showdom and public 
alike. 

The very fine story unmistakably 
bore the Fred McCloy pen sign but 
Mr. McCloy refused Monday to ad- 
mil he had had anything to do with 
it. 



Chicago, June 10. 

The Mutual circuit has taken over 
the National theatre, Halstead and 
63d street, for its showj. The house 
is directly opposite the Empress, 
Running stock burlesque under the 
same management us the State- 
Congress. That house is said to have 
lost $1,000 weekly this year. 

It is likely the management of 
both the Empress and the National 
will get together, so that the former 
will present Mutual shows. 

The Empress rents for $45,000 a 
year, the National rates $12,000. 



ROGERS STOCK OPENS 

New Orleans, June 10. 

The Rogers musical come.dy com- 
pany opened yesterday at the Pal- 
ace. Keith vaudeville closed its 
season the day before. 

Billy Hous^ is featured with the 
musical stock organization, which 
has eight other principals and 18 
choristers. There will be three 
shows daily, with the bills changed 
weekly. 



COLUUBUS ON MUTUAL 

The Lyceum, Columbus, will be 
— ' on the Mutual burlesque circuit for 
next season, breaking the Jump be- 
tween Cleveland and Cincinnati. 
It will be a full week. 



"LET'S GO'S" $9,000 

"Let's Go" gro sed $9,000 at the 
Columbia last week, a big drop over 
the previous week, but looked on as 
• good week for burlesque. 



MUNICIPAL THEATRICALS 

tContinued from page 1) 

held up splendidly last week for 
"So This Is London." 

The Berkell Players at English's 
have found it necessary to place 
extra seats in the orchestra pit two 
or three nights a week. The Aborn 
Opera Comi>any, musical stock, .it 
Keith's is finding the pulling a bit 
harder than at the start of the sea- 
son, it is said, but its following is 
consistent. 

Meanwhil^ the two municipal 
stock companies are drawing from 
5,000 to 10,000 at the ofcen air park 
theatres. Drizzly cold weather ap- 
parently has had no effect on the 
droves who motor or walk from all 
ends of town to the canvas audi- 
toriums. 

Downtown managers find the free 
municipal shows have not hurt their 
patronage. The municipal com- 
panies apparently help create de- 
mand for product of the commercial 
theatre. 

"Abie" in Burlesque House 

On top of all this repertoire 
activity comes "Abie's Irish Rose" 
to the Park theatre. The Park is 
a Columbia burlesque house, dark 
since the close of the burlesque sea- 
son. Many persons were dubious 
about the long run attraction doing 
much in Indianapolis since it had to 
go into a house which has not done 
much good with anything except 
burlesque in recent years. 

But the advance sale for "Abie" 
at $2 top has been enormous — for 
Indianapolis. Sale has been suf- 
ficient to warrant announcement the 
show will be here for at least four 
weeks with prospects for several 
weeks longer. 

The situation gives Indianapolis a 
permanent summer actor population 
of over 100. 



CHORISTERS' SCHOOL 
APPROVED BY MGRS. 

$25 Course in Makeup and 

Stage Dancing — Dan Dody 

Is "Professor" 



The- Columbia burlesque pro- 
ducers have taken kindly to the 
chorus girl training department of 
the Burlesque Booking Office, ac- 
cording to reports. 

One producer has agreed to pay 
the tuition of the girls in the school 
providing they remain with his at- 
traction all season. Other pro- 
ducers, when approached along the 
same lines, have expressed a will- 
ingness to refund the tuition fee of 
the girls at tho end of the sea- 
son, which, in effect, would amount 
to a $25 bonus. 

The majority of the pupils en- 
rolled are amateurs. They are 
taught make up and stage danc- 
ing by Dan Dody. A fee of $25 Is 
charged, payable in installments. 

In addition to the training ttie 
girls are guaranteed positions as 
choristers with Columbia bur- 
lesque attractions at a minimum 
salary of $30 weekly. 



Columbia burlesque producers are 
going to trim production down to a 
minimum next season, according to 
the advance dope. They are timid 
about the Presidential year bugaboo 
and the increasing costs of produc- 
tion. 

The classification of burlesque as 
road attractions will mean additions 
to the stage crew of six more men. 
No official notice from the unions 
have been received by the producers 
who are expecting the Columbia 
Amusement Co. to install front 
lamps and lighting paraphernalia 
that will enable them to drop one 
operator. 

Big set pieces, sets and props that 
require a Large crew to strike are 
to be side-tracked in favor of 
drapes, cycloramas and the more 
easily handled stuff, according to 
the producers. 




HOI FIGHTING SUIT 
IN TWO COUR 



Action in U. S. and State 

Courts Over $24,000 Verdict 

Favoring J. J. Healy 



Bozo Snyder on Screen 
Bozo Snyder featured (V>median 
with Barney Gerard's "Follies of 
the Day," the Columbia burlesque 
attraction will leave burlesque at 
the expiration of next season and 
debut on the screen as a comic. 



BUBLESaUE ENGAGEMENTS 

Fay Tunis, with "Fast Steppers." 

BOXEBACTOB CONVICTED 

Syracuse, June 10. 

Michael Salette ("Battling Hur- 
ley") was convicted before Judge 
Hazard In Utica of being a sneak 
thief, and eentenced to Elmira Re- 
formatory. 

Salatte recently appeared here 
with the Wilcox Stock Company, 
at the WIetIng and demonstrated 
he is a good actor. 



GUAED GOING TO HALT 

William Guard, publicity direc- 
tor for the Metropolitan, sails for 
Italy tomorrow for his annual vaca- 
tion. 



INCORPORATIONS 

Timpaon Motion Picture Corp., 
New York City; realty, manage 
motion picture theatres, etc.; 
$100,000; Herman Gaba, F. L. Gar- 
funkel, Matilda Singer. (Attorneys, 
Levy, Gutman & Goldberg, 277 
Broadway.) 

The Amber Fluid Producing Co., 
Inc., New York City; theatrical, 
vaudevillp, motion pictures, etc.; 
100 shares; Marcia Herman, Irving 
S. Low, Natl M. Satloft. (Attorney, 
Jos. D. Shlfrln, 132 Wejt 43d street.) 
OKLAHOMA 

Oklahoma Theatre Co., Oknrulgee, 
Okla., capital $100,000; Incorpor- 
ators; W. J. Peterson, John P. 
Cook and John R. Rebold, all of 
Okmulgee. 

TEXAS 

Simplex Theatre Supply Co., 
Dallas, Tex, capital $20,000; incor- 
porators; G. A. Deering, H. Sorcu- 
son and H. C. Deering, all of Dallas. 
Massachusetts 

Capital Film Co., Boston; capital, 
$25,000; incorporators, Mltchel Brink, 
Nobert F. Brink of Boston and Jenne 
Sitko of Saxonville. 

Weld-on Amusement Co., New 
Bedford; capital, $50,000; incorpo- 
rators, Edward Daniel Davenport and 
Charles Edward Davenport of Fair- 
haven and Omer Alexander Le Doux 
and Ethel Corlnne Le Doux of New 
Bedford. 

W. J. Cook, Inc., Springfield, 
amusements; capital, $50,000; incor- 
porators, William J. Cook and Helen 
B. Cook of Springfield and Clarence 
A. Warren of Winchester. 

Instructorscope, Inc., Cambridge; 
pictures and machines; capital, $50,- 
000; incorporators, Kenneth L. 
Hayes of Brookline, Alpheus B. 
Smith of Weymouth and Laurence 
M. Lombard of Winchester. 

G. E. Lothrop Theatre Co., Boston ; 
capital, $50,000; incorporators, Ar- 
thur L. Griffin and Charles C. Tukes- 
bury, Boston, and Rufus A. Somerby, 
Boston. 



Gus Hill is fighting both in the 
United Staes courts and the State 
courts In his prolonged contest to 
avoid paying about $30,000 to Jamee 
J. Dealy (Dealy and Kramer), an 
actor, who lost hla left eye in l»i| 
while a member of one o» '"•I'g 
"Mutt and Jeff" -- - The 

accident was caused by a faulty 
"prop" pistol belns acsi, ..y. 
discharged. 

Justice Wagner, In the Supreme 
Court, signed an order, April 16,' 
•"^daring Hill ■ i to puni,«hment 
for contempt for hia failure t« 
turn over some $24,000 with Inter- 
est to porothy Strauss, receiver 
Of the Gus Hill Corporation. This 
amount, it was charged, had been 
removed from the corpor,it Ion's ac- 
count to his own use. Tbe order 
directed the return of this money to 
pay the damages awarded to Dealy. 

Justice Tlerney in the Supreme 
Court, June 5, agreed that if HIU 
filed a surety bond for the full 
amount, the order to punish .for 
contempt would be stayed pending 
Hill's appeal. Hill was given five 
days in which to file the bond. 
The appeal must be argued within 
30 days. In order not to further de- 
lay the law. If this condition ia 
not complied with, Hill's motion Is 
denied. 

Hill further contends in the 
United States District Court, that 
since he went Into bankruptcy last 
fall, this matter comes within the 
jurisdiction of the bankruptcy 
courts. On June 18 ^e will argue a 
motion to this effect. 

Dealy has been represented In 
these proceedings by David L. and 
J. J. Podell. 



SAM HOWE WINS SUIT 
AGAINST COLUMBIA CO. 



Verdict for $300 Given- 
Money Had Been Deducted 
from Howe 'n^ 



JUDGMENTS 

Al l,ichtman Corp., Preferred Pic- 
tures Corp., and Attraction Distrib- 
uting Corp.; Bethlehem Eng. Corp.; 
$1,288.23. 

Gillette Bros., Inc.; , Aristocrat 
Restaurant, Ino.; costs, $322.95. 

Greenpoint Amut. Co.; City of N. 
Y.; $50.09. 

Osiris Amu*. Co.; same; same. 

Owl Broadway Theatre, Inc.; 
same; same. 

Putnam Amus. Co., Inc.; same; 
same. 

Lewie J. Selsnick; F. F. Neuman 
et al.; $1,276.73.- 



Sam Howe was victorious in hla 
suit to recover $300 from th* 
Columbia Amusnnent Co. for money 
deducted from the receipts <xt 
Howe's Show after Dave Marlon 
had been sent on by the Columbia 
Circuit to fix up the attraction. Th» 
Howe franchise was cancelled a few 
weeks later. 

Judge Ekiward Kelly found for 
Howe Tuesday in the Fifth Munici* 
pal Court of Queens, N. Y., after 
taking the matter under advisement. 
The case was tried Monday, Sam- 
Scribner and Dave Marlon appear* 
ing for the Columbia. 

Marlon testified that he had given 
Howe the benefit of his services out 
of friendship and had no intention 
or expectation of payment. Th» 
Columbia deduction was suppoced! 
to have been lor Marion's services 
but the latter was never reimbursed 
by the Columbia, aocording to hla 
testimony. Marion testified that his 
services would have been worth 
several thousand had he been work* 
ing for hire. , 

This was considered to have an 
Important beai-ing upon -Howe's 
contemplated suit against the 
Columbia for cancelling his fran- 
chise. Howe will contend that after 
the Columbia's representative had 
approved his show the franchl«% 
was cancelled. J 



TWO COLUMBIA SHO^S 

Gerard and Bedini Troupes in Bos- 
ton at Same Time 



Barney Gerard's "Follies of the 
Day" will go into W.-.ldron's Ca- 
sino, Boston, for a summer run 
beginning July 25. Jean Bedinl's 
"Peek-a-Boo" will be at the 
Gaiety, Boston, at the same time. 

This will give Boston two slmul-, 
taneous runs of Columbia bur-. 
Ksque. _- — - 



MUTUAL TAKES IN BOSTON 

The Columbia, Boston, a former 
Loew house, will appear on th<( 
Mutual Burlesque route next sea* 
son. 

The Mutual attractions wlil jumf 
from Boston to New York. 



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Wednesday^ June 11, !••* 



EDITORIAL^ 



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Vol. LXXV. 



No. 4 



VARIETY'S OmCES 

CabI* AddrcsMSS 

Variety, New York 

Variety. Liondon 



NEW YORK Cin 
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IMetropolitan Tliaatre Building 

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Iv Clau* Spreclclee Bldg. 

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^vane Building, New V.ork Ave- 

LONSOll 

9 St. Martin's PU Trafalgar 8q. 



"The Evening Bulletin,'' newest 
New York newspaper, scheduled to 
make its appearance soon, is spon- 
sored by F. V. li^nwright of Boston 
and will liave a certain amount of 
Tammany Hull hacking, so the re* 
por'l goes. Frank Flaherty, former- 
ly of the old "New York Herald," 
will be the business manager and 
Snowden Summers will be manag- 
ing editor. Summers, one of the 
best known newspaper men In the 
United States and formerly city edi- 
tor of "The 'Evening Telegram." will 
gatMr a strong stall together. 

The paper will be the only ?-cent 
aftefnoon paper in New York. A 
circulation of 3000,000 will be the 
first aim of the publishers. The 
paper's theatrical ad rate will be 
60 cents per line. 

It Is planned to Issue the first 
number the day before the Demo- 
cratic National convention starts in 
Madison Square Oarden.^ 



Traffic Commiaaioner Dr. John A. 
Harriss dropped a fresh bunch of 
"l-ules of the road" on auto owners 
to' New York. Parking In Broadway 
between Bowling Green and 79th 
•treet for more than the time neces- 
sary to take on or discharge pas- 
sengers or merchandise Is forbid- 
den. Fifth avenue Is affected be- 
tween Washington square and tfSth 
■treet and Seventh avenue, also 
from its southern terminus to 69th 
■treet. 

Only side streets in these sections 
kre available for parking for over 
SO minutes. 



The Appellate Division of the 
Supreme Court In New Tork af- 
firmed the lower court's decision 
•Warding the Century Play Co.. Inc., 
an Injunction against the Co-Na- 
Jlonal Plays, Inc.. Wilson CoUison 
Tttid the Vagabond, Inc. 

■The Century Play Co, sued on a 
contract of Oct. 20. 1922, by which 
•II of Wilson's dramatic and stage 
writings were to be handled by the 
plaintiff. 



■' With the Democratic National 
Convention near at hand^lt opens 
In Madison Square Oarden June 23 
—New York shops and stores are 
getting ready to display some new, 
novel and attractive decorations 
and illuminations. More attention 
will be paid to Fifth avenue than 
any other part of New York In the 
way of special decoraUons and il- 
luminations. 



The season of "theatrical rubes" 
» at hand. Already some of the 
show people, which goes for produc- 
.•rs, managers and agents, are put- 
ting in their gardens at their homes. 
««>ong them is one woman who 
^opes to raise a lot of tomatoes. 
She la one of the "theatrical farm- 
er" specializing in this particular 
product. 



The Globe, New York, Is making 
oally refunds of between $3,000 and 
tv^ "f "Stepping Stones," the 
i; Stone , success, closed by 

Equity. Tickets had been sold Into 
J" y. No reopening before the fall 
'» In sight. 

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RIGHT OFF THE DESK 

By NELLIE REVELL 



Somerset Hotel, New Tork. 

The many prayers said In my behalf are being answered, and all my 
dreams seem to be coming true. About two years ago I wrote in this 
column of how lonesome I was for ttie sight of a tree. I hadn't seen 
one then for three years; and, while I am not naturally covetous, I did 
envy you people who could drive along shady roads under the arched 
branches of majestic trees. 

I quoted Joyce Kilmer's beautiful linos: 



>1 



Poemt are made hy fooU Wee me 
But ohIv Ood can make a tree. 



At last I've been a tree, aot only one, but hundreds of them. I ve been 
to Central park. 

It was a lonj trek from the hotel in my wheel-chair, but faithful old 
Mike, the hotel porter, without whom many of my excursions would 
have been foreshortened or entirely imt>ossible, trundled me up Seventh 
avenue to the park, and left me there near a tree with my nurse. 



The nur^ took me out of my ch.air and stood me up against the 
tree. To me the s'haggy bark of that tree was "the skin you love to 
touch." I put my arms around the trunk and caressed it as you would a 
long-lost friend, and I'm not oure that I didn't even kiss It. 

I didn't do it to be pseudo-romantic or dramatic — I was just so doggone 
flad to stand on my feet again with the grass under me, and I know I 
had my arms around a sturdy, living tree. Was I grateful? I'm pretty 
sure the traffic cop on his horse near by heard me say, "Oh, God, I thank 
you." 



At a matinee last week I saw my old friend Joe L>a\irie, Jr , in "Plain 
Jane" at the New Amsterdam theatre, and I couldn't help wondering 
who Is going to fill the vacancy left in vaudeville by Joe and his erstwhile 
partner, the charming Miss Bronson. 

As I watched Joe give the best performance of his life as tlie "wise- 
cracking" Kid McGulre, I was curious to know if he remem'l)ered the 
first time I ever reviewed his act. His "Bowery dance." too, carried me 
back to the days of Ed L,awrence ai^a Nina Harrington and their famous 
"Bowery Spiel. ' 

I wondered also if Alma Chester, who gives such a delightful rendition 
6f the role of the mother, recalled that the last time I saw her was when 
Norma Talmadge and I stood !n front of her booth at the Actors' Fund 
Bazaar several (or perhaps several severals) years ago. 

And did that h&ndsome juvenile. Lester O'Keefe, think, when he called 
on me at the hospital last Fourth of July after a motor ride with my 
daughter, that In Iciss than a year he would see me sitting down front 
watching a show^ he was in? 



Coming out I paused for a ch.at with Waiter Brooks, the producer. He 
inquired what song I had liked best. No doubt he expected me to say "If 
Flowers Could Spcak"^ or "My Heart's in the Ring." He seemed sur- 
prised at my reply that the song I liked best was "I Liove a Fight." 

Naturally, being a pacifist by nature, I would like that one. 

And now that I come to think of It, the' scene that interested me most 
was that ba'by grand bout, where Jay Gould bocomes the somethlng-or- 
other weight champion of the New Amsterdam. 

Yes, and I attended an opening, and I wasn't what got opened, but I 
guess I didn't bring the show much luck, for it ran just one consecutive 
night. It was "One Heluva Night," too. It was a sweet, romantic, rural 
little drama, sponsored by the Cheese Club. 

Kvery member of the club is a pal of mine so that I am licensed to 
roast the show. That must be a Swiss Cheese Club because the show was 
so full of holes. It contained many such edifying literary vitamines as 
"Nothing ever happens on this lousy beat." 

Tq me the beet part of the show was In the lobby before I went in. where 
I watched Lou Cline trying to paint signs and heard the remarks of the 
cash customers. 

Bugs Baer eaid the lobby looked like Old Home Week in a delicatessen 
store. ■ —. 



Anyhow, bad as It was, I didn't run out. I stuck and the rest got 
stuck. I got In on a pass, which explains that. 

Harry Hershfield says If I ever get Into heaven It will protMvbly be on 
a pass. All right, Harry. I'lltry to have it made out for two and sneak 
you In also. Maybe by that time Joe Lieblang will have established 
diplomatic reatlons with St. Peter and the two-for-one system will t>e In 
vogue (not a hook on fashions). 

My personal opinion is that St. Peter will have to do a lot of "paper- 
ing" anyway, and in that case I nominate the Cheese Club. They'll 'bring 
their own halos and a few "harp's" — darned few — and those will be Jews- 
harps. 

But St. Peter will have to keep the spotlights locked up or he's going 
to have • big bill for current. At that he had better let them have a 
few spotlights or it's not going to be heaven very long. 



That's all right, boys. It was a great party, and as my first premiere In 
five years it will always be a memorable one to me. There was just a 
little element of sadness in It for me, though, for In the midst of all 
the scintillating wit anc' gayety there came the thought of my beloved old 
friend, Tom Ollphant, and of bow much this night would have meant to 
him were he still alive. I thought, too, of the evening when I came to 
In the hospital after being dumped out of an ambulanoe on to • fracture 
board, and of the first thing I saw then, a bouquet bearing the card, "We 
Are Rooting for You. — The Cheese Club." And it had been sent by Tom 
Ollphant and Eugene Kelcey Allen as agentr for the club. 



Another reason I was glad to be there was that I have had more than 
one "heluva" night myself in the last few years, and I know what it Is to 
have to go through them alone. So I was happy to be with you for your 
"One Heluva Night." Bu . I'll still refuse to march In an overall parade 
with you. 



I wound up a riotous week by taking dinner in the home of a friend on 
Central Park West. While I haven'l got the riparian right for that 
street and have always disavowed sob sisters, I couldn't help fetting my 
eyes a little wet as I was wl(eeled into the living room of that apartment 
and later put my feet under a real dining room table. 

And my tears were not from pain, as my hostess feared. They were 
from sheer Joy at once again being in a home, surrounded oy such close 
friends. 



Mike had wlieeled me up to the apartment building In my perambu- 
lator and after a few hours' rest I was fired with ambition for a new 
thrill. I prevailed on my host to bring me home in his car! 

Getting in and cut of the car wasn't pleasant, but It was exciting, and 
I certainly got my adventure. But sailing through Central park at 9 p. m. 
with a good-looking young man at my Kidc was a joy that even one of 
my optimistic nature might hardly have d.ared expoct. 



My wheel chair had been sent down to the hotel by messenger, and 
preceded mo there "by half an hour — the hotel clerk fully expected to seo 
me follow in an ambulance, instead of a very nlre easy-riding car. I 
suppose my next exploit will be to be pincned for speedlnti. 



Now, that I know I can go motoring, my next trip Is going to be to COO 
West 186th street. And when I got there I'm poing to tell d^ar, brave, 

,.111 . ...jlJC.tl.ll .'" _', 



THE DRESSY SIDE 



Spanish at the Hip • ^,..<. . 

Nan Halpern la wearing three good looking costumes at the Hippodrome 
and delivering her i .pertolre to loads of applause. A red dress with long 
train is effective. In her coy babe dress of white with white bow, singing 
nursery rhymes in a simple hand painted furnished nursery room she 
captured the house. 

EUy In a unique Juggling act with the Hippodrome girls was splendid. 
The girls were dressed as dolls wearing white short dresses, pink bows 
In their hair, socks and pumps. Miss Elly as usual wore a simple white 
frock (big doll) and huge white bow in hair, white socks and black 
pumps. 

The Cansinos, Spanish dancers, with 32 dancing girls (Hip.) are an 
eye-filler. Thij act is charmingly dressed, drop curtain in vivid Spanish 
colors, black velvet with soft satin drops hand painted. 

EUsa Cansino wears a hoop effect, heavily spangled blue dancing frock 
with huge vclvrt roses at waistline and Spanish comb Her fringe yelltw 
affair was by far the most fetching. 

The 32 girls wore orange color silk costumes with large popples hand 
painted (red) with Spanish scarfs as head dresses of grey, and those 
dressed as boys, wearing black velvet knickers, red sashes, black boleros, 
and white silk shirts with black velvet tarns. ' . > „ ^ 



Mystery Kejot Secret 

"The Murder Mystery" picture at the Rlvoli Is a bewildering meIo« 
drama directed by William de MiHc- "The mystery unfolds and resembles 
many others, for instance, Carolyn Wells. The program requests no one 
divulge the mystery. 

The eccentric detective played delightfully by EKhel Wales, dressed :n 
mannish knickers, sport coat, boots, carrying a revolver and amoklns 
high grade clgarets diC her bit to perfection. 

May McAvoy is pretty. She wears a simple low neck chiffon dress 
edged with ruchlng and her bob wears a perfect marcelle. 

Zonya uolisoff wears a fascinating embroidered white crystal one-piece 
robe with a th,'ow of chiffon. She Is attractive and In no way over acts. 
In her home, French living room, she proved a charming hosteaa^ 



"$20 a Week" is Worthy 

The misleading "$20 a Week" is a worthy picture from Edgar Frank- 
lin's novel "The Adopted Father." George Arllss as the Adopted Father 
Is a delight. 

Edith Roberts is sympathetic, human and resents her brother's attitude 
toward her little adopted Arthur, played capitally by Joseph Donahue, 
who wears a sailor suit, cap, socks with pumps, blinking eyes and saucy 
grimaces. 

Miss Hart In her boudoir perched on her chals lounge enveloped In lacy 
covering and loads of pillows is a picture in her simple white sleeveless 
full skirt dresi worn with silver slippers and stockings. 

In her living room, with tapestry chairs, silk hangings, consol table 
with mirror, she wears a one-piece silk with sash. She Is very con- 
vincing. 



" The Gamboling Lambs 

The Gamboling Lambs are by no means meek but rollicking, hlllarious 
entertainers. 

Golden anniversaries usually suggest age — but theirs was • refular 
jubilee. 

The living tableaux were immense, original, splendldy don* by Teddy 
(jlbson (Camllle) in red. 

John Rutherford's Lady's Macbeth was a tremendous bit of acting, too 
much for a Sleep walker. William Gaxton's "Zaxa" took much less Urae 
to perfect than Mrs. Carter. He was dressed Zasa fashion. 

Effingham Pinto's "Salome," a symphony of grace and rhythm In shim- 
mering costume, bewitched both stage and audience. 

Altogether a high-class gambol at the Cameo Sunday night at $11 top 
and a sell out. 

Lively, en s Yacht 

Little dresslnir In the "Marriage Cheat" at the Strand. It tells an 
Improbable tal) but one is deeply impressed with the enervating days 
endured by the missionary (Percy Marmont) engaged in preaching the 
gospel to heathens on a little South Sea isle. 

The breaches and native girls In ginghams. « ■', <.~, i ■■'.'■' .■^" .it.- 

There are interesting contrasts especially the one shqprlng the frlvilous 
life aboard the villain's yacht. 

Leatrlce Joy wears the only clothes. She wears one simple white dress 
with a drape shawl and In her escape from her husband's yacht to the 
Island she wears a one-piece tan, simple wrap coat and turban. 



"Sea Hawk" Thrilling 

A lavish production Is Rafael Sabatlnl's story of "The Sea Hawk," 
translated to the screen under Frank Lloyd's direction. Besides being a 
thriller it Is produced with much realism and Imagination, combined with 
a real love story. The scenes are wonderfully effective, especially the one 
depicting the Algerlon domain of Asad-ed-Dlm (Moorish Chieftain), an' 
Idea of Arabian luxury and pomp aboard a Moorish vessel. Milton Sills - 
as Sir Oliver with hea'vy starch rough of the day velvet coat and silk 
knickers from with hat of velvet with trailing plume enhanced his 
knightly appearance and In his Moorish costume (King Tut) he looked 
even more interesting. • 

Enid Bennett is a most sympathetic Rosamond and her clothes are 
beautiful. She wears many. Particularly handsome Is a mourning dress. 
In her bridal gown of white satin and point Tace coronet h«ad dress 
suaved in oceans of tulle, she Is regaL 

Christine Montt (Infonta of Spain) does her country credit In her 
blaok velvet cut square gown, trl-corn head dress with ropes of pedrls. 
She wears a similar style on board ship, of satin with much Jewelry' 
and more temperament. 



Players Above Play 

Revivals may have lost their flavor or favor. One of the most dis- 
tinguished casts In the Players' annual classics drew only • fair audience 
at $11 a seat to the Empire Monday night. "-She Stoops to Conquer" 
had interest only for the cast. The attitude of the audience was amaarent. 

Effie Shannon's (Mrs. Hardcastle). dressed In violet with powderAT^ray 
hair, back dressed high with rows of puffs, interpretation of the mother 
was mellow and impressive. 

Elsie Ferguson's (Kate Hardcastle) scintillating. One held their breath 
as she took the curtain alone in a creation of turquoise blue taffeta. ' 
hoop skirt affair (of the period), satin biscuit shade under dress and n 
basque, decorated artistically with scarlet wreath of roses. Her head 
drcsfl was all her own, also her beautifully modulated voice. 

Helen Haye', in striped blue and gray taffeta a«d a very full skirt, 
tight basque, fischu with blond bobbed head, tied in fascinating fashion 
with blue ribbons, was vivacious. ,. 

Sellna Royale looked exceptionally attractive and did Justice to a pnt^/ 
role. , . M„ . „^. ^ 

What a pity the play didn't equal the Playerei' ,.'',■" , 



little Dorofhe.a Antel, whom I have never seen, how hard everyone la 
praying and rooting for her and thfit she, too, will make, the grade. 
That dreams do come true — and th.Tt; prayer and faith supplemented bjr_| 
the people of our profession cart accomplish Anything.. . - . ^ ,;" 



iVARIETV 'f » 



Wednesday, June 11, 18M 



INSIDE S1DFF 



ON VAUSEVnXE 



Can Francisco proved an oasla In a desert to a bunch of big time 
▼audeville artists appearing In this city last week and nearly caused a 
disruption of the local Orpheunu bill. A comedian staged a prolonged 
party In his hotel rooms, which began early In the week and lasted for 
■even days. His guests were chiefly the other acts ajwearlng on the bill. 
The comedian host and one of his own troupe were "consldernbly Indis- 
jwsed" at several performances and their work suffered to a noticeable 
extent. One act missed a performance. 



Eddie Cantor has been attending the meetings of the Jewish Guild, also 
Dore Davidson. Mr. Cantor has been on the stage, and Mr. Davidson In 
the audiemy during th*! meetings. Mr. Davidson is « veteran actor and 
well known. 

One evening at the Friars' Club, following a Guild meeting. Mr. Davld- 
iH)n Inquired of another member "why that young man la allowed so 
much liberty during a meeting." (Eddie kidded whenever it looked serious 
during an argument, invariably bringing a laugh and restoring tran- 
qullUty.) 

Mr. Davidson was informed the young man was EJddir Cantor, and he 
Is much interested in the Guild with everything inte"nded in good part. 

"But who is this Eddie Cantor," asked Mr. Davidson, "and what is his 
connection wl'li theatricals?" 




DEADE3T STRIKE KNOWN 




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English thej;trics>l papers appear at present to be following the custom 
of the American theatrical papers of years ago. Recently h. London two 
British theatrical sheets carried a complete review of a headline attrac- 
tion that did not appear the opening day at the house billed. 

In the days of "The Dramatic Mirror" over hero, that is how Variety put 
the clamps on that weekly through printing a review of a mythical New 
Act at Tony Pastor's. 

"The Mirror" har been rewriting Variety New Acts reviews to such an 
extent it bt-came obvicus the paper was lifting. A revie-. ' of a mythical 
sketch named "The Undertaker's Delight" was i.rinted In Variety with the 
statement it was No. 2 on the bill (too early possibly 'or a "Mirror" rep- 
resentative to havi made the house). "The Mlrroi rewrote It, said what 
It thought of "The Undertaker's Delight," and Variety paralleled both 
notices. 

One of the English papers, theatrical, did not act quite honorably 
recently when inviting suggestions for an improvement with the person 
approached to take charge of the Improved department, but later and 
without notice or consent, calmly annexing the suggestion as its own and 
proceeding to employ it. , \ 

In the Pat Rooney production act, ".Shamrock," a woman's rep is 
torn to bits toward the finish, when "Shamrock" (Pat) discovers 
bis mother from Ireland landing from a boat in America. 

Pat at the time is leading up to a "Mother song," the plug number of 
the turn and It htm 8om« patter. During the patter, Pat calls attention to 
his mother, saying in effect: 

'1 knew her when she was a young girl in Kilgore and all of the lads 
of the town running after b«r." 

<3eorge LeMaire's 13-year-old son graduated from the Peekskill Military 
School last week. Young Jack was right in line for the oratorical prize 
Of the school as everyone conceded during his 'brilliant delivery, but 
toward the ending the audience involuntarily applauded the youngster. 
It caused Jack to "go up in his lines" and he missed the prize. His 
father squared it for the boy with a watch and pocket knife. 



POLLY ANN 

Aint sneakln' no bows, but doln* 
grand. Love'n everything. Archie 
Bell most. But Charlie Olcott likes 
me, so I don't care. 
This week (June 8), Palace, Chicago. 



NOTES 



In last week's "Variety" it was 
inadvertently published that the 
Unity Producing Company would 
put on a new show entitled "Mud." 
The name should have been the 
Trinity Producing Company. 



Kronos, the strong man, and a seal act were both on the same bill while 
playing tho Interstate time. The manager of the seal act wired from 
Dallas to Houston to have sixteen pounds of "trout" on his arriv.il at the 
theatre. In transmitting the wire it read: "Sixteen pounds of kraut." 
The same was ordered, and after looking the bill over it was placed In the 
room occupied by Kronos. The latter did not want to see it go to waste 
■o he ate it. 



Broadw»y hears that William R. 
Hearst Is gathering together a crew 
to man a new illustrated evening 
paper, to forestall the possible entry 
into Metropolitan newspaper life of 
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., who has 
achieved success on the West Coast 
with two dallies of the picture sort. 



William J. Slattery, manager of 
the Orpheum, Sioux City, and A. K. 
Richter, staff photographer of "The 
Journal," in that town, with their 
wives, will sail from San Francisco 
arriving in Tahiti June 23. They 
expect to spend a year photograph- 
ing the natives in the South Sea 
Islands. 



Jack Goodwine has resigned as 
manager of the Temple, Hamilton, 
Ontario. 



GlNZBURGjlCCUSED 

(Continued from page S) 

ciowd at tne ColumVi* liiast have 
been out-of-towners. No one ap- 
plauded; they Just didn't expect to 
see a performer like Sir Joseph at 
the Columbia. Before recovering, 
SUr Joseph had bowed oft. Sir Joseph 
bowed four times as he backed off 
the stage, continuously bowing. 
Bowing now is also a part of Sir 
Joseph's turn. 

When singing "Sitting In A Cor- 
ner" Sir Joseph gives the "A" very 
flat and it's noticeable the Honor- 
able One is studying up on tech- 
nique. Sir Joseph claims everything 
he does is with improvements, al- 
though it is possible he is ultilizlng 
radio methods upon the stage. 

Around the Columbia there is 
much regret "Let's Go" must use 
Sir Joseph twice daily and only give 
him a day off on Sunday, when the 
'tailors are closed. They say at the 
theatre that if "Let's Go" could 
miss a couple of performances on a 
Monday or Thursday, they are cer- 
tain Sir Joseph would send his eve- 
ning dress suit out to be pressed. 

In defense, Sir Joseph alleges 
If he were to have his clothes 
pressed at this late date, he would 
have to remove the medals and the 
presser might fall through the holes 
left in his coat. 

A test may be made some morn- 
ing if a blacksmith can be located 
who may remove the medals with- 
out injuring the engraving upon 
them. 

Sir Joseph will not know of the 
_ McGinn letter until seeing this in 
type. It reads: 

Chicago, June 6. 
Editor Variety: 

Why are you trying to boost 
Jake Glnsburgh and call him Sir 
Joseph Ginzburg? He's the same 
Jake I staked to a couple of sinkers 
•ne day and watched him while he 
•te them', Betweep |»it(?s Jake 
•sked me what I iOid on the stage 



The home near Clove Park, N. T., 
of D. S. Robbins, vaudeville, was 
entered sometime between May 29 
and June 6, and robbed of $1,000 
worth of clothing and Jewelry. 
When the robbery was discovered, 
word was sent to Mr. Robbins in 
Buffalo, where he and his wife Were 
playing.' 



to make so much money and I told 
him everything. 

You can see what a couple of 
sinkers can do to a gjiy like a Gins- 
burgh. He ate the sinkers and 
copped my act, also my style. 

That's my act he's doing now, 
even to the high hat. And that 
move with his left hand that looks 
80 funny. It was funnier when I 
did It with my right hand, but Jake 
is left-handed. Anyway, it's a cop. 

He also took all of my best Jokes, 
but I understand he's telling them 
with an accent. I used them with a 
brogue. He can't use a brogue. Be- 
sides stealing my gags, he's ruined 
them, too. 

Larry Sutton wrote my Jokes and 
Bill Lang and Teddie Pierce wrote 
the s<|ngs Jake lifted. 

I have played all of Mr. Mack's 
time in Detroit and they never 
heard of Jake Glnsburgh, also for 
Mr. Bentley In St. Louis and Mr. 
Bentley never heard of him either, 
although Mr. Bentley books four 
nights without stopping. 

Mr. Bentley, though, told me to go 
to New York to find him; that, if 
there Is a Jake Glnsburgh any- 
where. It will be in New York. 

Before I left St. Louis Mr. Bent- 
ley lost one of the four nights and 
that gave him a chance to think. 
He told me Jake Glnsburgh must be 
Sir Joseph Ginzburg, Jake's alias, 
because, he said, the names, while 
not distinguished in any way for 
good looks, could sound the same 
If used by a performer. 

I'm on my way to New York and 
tell Jake about that too. 

Another one of your favorites, 
Mike Scott, who thinks he can 
dance — I drove that guy out of Chi- 
cago, beating him at dancing. In 
fact, all of the acts you pick I 
recognize somehow that they have 
most of my stuff. 

Will you please tell Jake and Mike 
to wait In New York until I get 
(here aa I am not travcllhg on any 
sclicdule. John McCtinn. 



Since the closing of the George 
M. Cohan executive offices, Edward 
Wallace Dunn is reported taking 
life easy and giving Broadway an 
occasional visit. Edward Plohn, 
Cohan's general manager, has gone 
up to the Catskills for a vacation. 



All along Broadway and all in- 
tersections designated by the traf- 
fic department, the new parking 
signs are in evidence. As a result 
the cops are not giving any of the 
autos a chance to overstay the al- 
lotted time. 



Victor R. Beecroft will produce "In 
and Out," first credited to Murray 
Phillips as producer. 



Lillian Sherman sailed Saturday 
for a six weeks' buying trip through 
Europe. Miss Sherman buys among 
other things, sheet music for the 
McGrory stores. It's the young 
woman's first trip across for the 
chain stores, although she has been 
over 20 times on buying expeditions 
for other firms. 



Abe Friedman, for several years 
connected with the publicity depart- 
ment of Loew's, Inc., Is now asso- 
ciated with Amos Paglia, agent. 



The American, new, seating 2,200, 
located In Pittston, Pa., opens this 
Thursday with pop vaudeville and 
pictures, the variety show (five 
acts) being booked out of the 
Amalgamated offices, Harry Pad- 
den doing the booking. 



(Continued from page 1) 
may be the result of the strike ac- 
tually being a percentage affair all 

around. 

That does not mean the outcome 
of the dispute between Equity and 
the Producing Managers' Associa- 
tion Is a foregone conclusion nor 
that the uquabble between the man- 
agerial factions which was precipi- 
tated by E>iulty will be quickly 
smoothed. There is a chance the 
strike will be settled within the next 
week or so, but that depends on the 
decision of the Appellate Division 
of the Supreme Court, which, on 
Friday, will hear counsel on both 
sides on the appeal of the P. M. A.' 
for an injunction restraining Ekiuity 
and the Shubert faction from con- 
tinuing the discriminatory 80-20 
agreement. 

A decision from the Appellate 
court is expected early next week. 
It is Intimated the matter may be 
taken to the Court of Appeals, the 
last court of resort in New York. 
Until the courts rule on the validity 
of the agreement there will be no 
solution of the strike problem. 
80-20 Legality 
The questioned legality of the 80- 
20 agreement is perhaps the prin- 
cipal reason why the strike has been 
a rather lethargic issue, but there 
are equally interesting factors. 

There seems to be no doubt Equi. 
ty was surprised by the closing of 
"round robin" managers' attrac- 
tions. Players ordered to hand in 
notices questioned that procedure, 
but were reported having l)een ad- 
vised by Equity leaders it was a 
"bluff" which the managers would 
surely not call. 

That message appears to have 
bten handed on to the stage hands 
In' the Effected theatres and the 
back stage workers took the sudden 
loss of Jobs with little grace. 
Emerson's Sailing 
Equity leaders are said to have 
regretted forcing the strike, recog- 
nizing the chances of arousing dis- 
satisfaction from the players who 
walked out by their orders. To the 
latter John Emerson's leave taking 
at such a time is freely commented 
on. Emerson boarded a boat last 
Wednesday and will remain In Eu- 
rope until September. 

It is certain there is plenty of dif- 
ference of opinion over the strike, 
the general trend being that they do 
not know what it is all about. 

New production is at such a low 
ebb It would not be surprising if 
pressure were brought from the 
Equity side for settlement before 
the end of the month, regardless of 
the Appellate Division's decision. 

Scenio studios and costumers 
verify that many managers have 
ceased all production activity. 

This summer's crop of shows is 
virtually nil, the only important at- 
tractions in sight this month being 
the "Follies" and "Scandals" (regu- 
lar annual attractions) while July's 
new shows' appear indefinite. 
Ziegfald Independent 
The standing of the "Follies" and 
the current "Kid Boots" 'was dis- 
closed by Flo Zlegfeld last week 
when he declared himself an in- 
dependent producer. It had been re- 
ported Zlegfeld had signed a 10- 
year agreement with Equity, but 
the manager spiked that report, 
saying he Is not tied up with any 
association. 

Zlegfeld said: "I am Inde- 
pendent and, as I explained before, 
I don't think the public is inter- 
ested in my managerial troubles. 
I am not tied up with the Produc- 
ing Managers' Association or any 
other body. I am doing business 
the way I believe it should be con- 
ducted. Whatever the requirements 
are is a detail." 

•^he manager stated "Boots" and 
the new "Follies" are all Equity, 
a condition required by Equity for 
all Independent shows. When asked 
if the "Boots" players had been 
given Independent contracts re- 
placing the standard P. M. A.- 
Equlty forms, Zlegfeld said some of 
the company held long-term con- 
tracts, which will not be disturbed. 



A. H. Woods will sail 'from the 
other side this week, according to 
hie New York office. An announce- 
ment sent out yesterday to that 
effect says Mrs, Woods Is ill at 
home. 



Kilbourn Gordon has started re- 
hearsals' of ' "The 'Red Beetle," by 



John Willard, with Ira Hards stag- 
ing the piece. 



Lee and B. S. Stewart, brothers of 
Rosalie, have left New York for a 
visit to the Pacific Coast. 



Phillis Perry, niece of Gabrlele 
D'AnnunzIo, and a pupil in Ned 
Wayburn's dancing school, made her 
stage debut this week as one of the 
bridesmaids In "Abie's Irish Rose" 
at the Republic. Mies Perry Is 
18 years old and recently graduated 
from k' flnishih^ scMOOl.' ' i 



the implication being that an •(. 
traneous arrangement had been 
reached with Equity. 

The status of the Tiller girls of 
which there will be 32 in the ne« 
"Follies," was not determined. Jolj« 
Tiller is credited as stating t^ 
would n6t permit the girls to lola 
Equity. ^^ 

Zlegfeld'a stand that he is not 
tied to the P. M. A. is open to 
question, since he is ■till a mem- 
ber and subject to the association's 
regulations. A. I* Erlanger, one 
of the round -robin leaders, has ak 
ways been interested in the "Fol- 
lies" and a breach with Zlegfeld 
has occurred, according to report. 
It was generally understood Zieg. 
feld had agreed with E^quity that 
In the event an agreement was pot 
reached with the P. M. A. by May 
31, he would continue a^ an ,ln» 
dependent. 'i 

Injunction Appeal June 13 

Quick action on the appeal ot^ 
Justice McCook's denial of a tempo- ^ 
rary injunction was secured in hav- ' 
ing the appeal placed for argument 
June 13. Usually such appeals are 
not argued for months after tlie 
lower court's decisions. It Ispointed 
out that the Appellate Division does 
not frequently reverse the lower 
court in cases of provisional remedy 
such as a temporary stay, as such 
matters appear to be a matter of - 
discretion. i 

It Is contended, however, the 80- 
20 agreement is at variance with 
the law on eight Counts, the basis 
for the expectation of a reversal. 
Other remedies are Intimated by 
counsel for the P, M. A. should the 
present proceedings turn against 
them, the round-robins saying they 
are In the fight to a finish. Such 
feeling appears to be more between 
managerial factions than by man- 
agers against Equity. I 
Renting for Pictures A 

Reports this week are that sev-j 
eral Important producers Intend to - 
rent their theatres for pictures. The 
Globe, from which "The Stepping 
Stones" was forced out, is known 
to be in the market for films and 
Charles Dillingham is said to be 
ready to lease the house for suoh 
purposes for a year. The rental 
price is said to be $150,000, ex- 
ceptional in light of the $4,000 and 
$6,000 weekly rentals secured by 
other Broadway houses, which arc 
not as desirable. ^ 



TDMEirS DEFENSE 

(Continued from page 5) 
taxied to the office of the newspaper 
that had sent the reporter to inter* 
view her. She said that merely 
causing his arrest wouldn't help, 
that she planned to give him merci- 
less publicity as a woman-beater. 
She said TInney had beaten her so 
often she wanted to die, and sh«, 
said she tried twice to end her life. I 

Monroe Goldstein, of counsel for 
Tinney, tried unsuccessfully to 
break down the girl's story. 

The Negro maid testified she 
saw the assault, and that When she 
went to Imogene's assistance, TIn- 
ney began to beat her. 

Dr. Adler testified as to the 
bruises on Miss Wilson's body. 

Goldstein's motion to dismiss the 
proceeding was denied. The Mag- 
istrate said: 

"The profession of the stage is at 
great and honorable one. Most of 
its members have kept its name 
fair and wholesome; very few of 
them are ever in the criminal 
courts. The troubles between ac- 
tors and chorus girls, however, and 
the stories of so-called love nests 
are all too frequently set forth in 
the public press. There is no rea- 
son why the members of the the- 
atrical profession should not be as 
moral and respectable as persons 
in other walks of life. 

"Such cases as this not only bring 
discredit upon the stage, but they 
are a Justification to the many who 
are shouting that our stage Is de- 
cadent and those who strut across it; 
immoral. If we had a fewer young 
women who love unwisely we would 
have less notoriety. But, above all 
else, if we had fewer men in high; 
position on the stage who oTCefi 
temptation to the young and strug- 
gling girls at the bottom of the 
ladder we would have a cleaner pro- 
fession." 

Magistrate l«vlne said he will; 
give TInney the entire afternoo* 
today (Wednesday), if he needs It»; 
to present his side of the case. 

TInney has been conferring witW 
his counsel over a defense. On« 
report was It might be self-detens%* 
another that Tinney may plead en-' 
tire ignorance of the nffnlr, blaro- 
{ ihg it 'upon Ws 'iconflitlon.'* • 



Wednesday, June 11, 1M4 



I 



LEGltl'KiATE 



VARIETY 



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6ALT0. CRmCS KID SEASOITS 
T UP AND DO^ PElUmiANCES 



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Itobert Garland of 'The American and Variety's 
Correspondent, S. Broughton Tall, Cop Several 
Columns of Dialog on Artistic and Commercial 
Value of Plays 



' Robert Oarland has been droTnatic critic on the Baltimore "American'' 
for teveral yean and never takei hit writinga too terioutlv. Hit likes 
and dislikes are marked, his dislkies running from Shakespeare to some 
•'Velasco, and his likes often rangif^ff to a burlesgue show or a good jug- 
' titer, he being a critic of catholic tastes. Robert WarvAck is his favorite 
cctor and Julia Arthur his favorite actress. 

Broughton Tall is also a dramatic critic in Baltimore, a dramatist with 

teveral of his plays produced, a resident of Wtilbrook, correspondent in 

, Baltimore for yariety, and a confirmed theatregoer of many, many 

umirs. ■ 



• p. it. ■ : 



(Baltimore: "AnlBRicAir." jvnb »> 

By ROBERT GARLAND 






HE scan*, sheuld it interest you, it the office of the alleged Dramatic 
(J. Critic of the Baltimore "American." 
}'*' Robert Garlaitd, the alleged critic in question, is seated at a large, flat- 
''topped desk. He is at work on a list of the season's Ten Best Perferm- 
''ancee. 

Broughton Tall, dramatist and Baltimore correspondent for Variety, 
''enters. He teats himself in a paper-strewn chair, facing Mr. Garland. 
■■'■' TALL — I've been making a list of The Ten Best Productions of the 

■ baltlmore Season of 1923-1924. Everybody's doing It, so why not IT My 
■Ten Best Productions are "In BamvlUe," "In Love With Love," "Tou and 

• I,** "He Who Gets Slapped,' "Loyalties," "The Potters," "Helen of Troy, 
'.'N. T.," "Romeo and Juliet," "The Nervous Wreck" and "Whispering 
■ Wros." 

■ OARLAND — Kllminate "He Who Gets Slapped," "The Nervous Wreck" 
fcnd "Whispering Wires," substiting "Judith," "The Devil's Disciple" and 
' '"The Chauvo-Sourls," and your list will be flrst-rate and dependable. 
' TALL — Nonsense! What's that you're working on? 

GARLAND — A list of The Ten Best Performances of the Baltimore 
Season of 1923-1924, which Include Katharine Cornell In "Casanova," Ian 

• Keith in "Laugh, Clown, Laugh," Queenie Smith In "Helen of Troy, N. 

• T," Lynn Fontanne In "In Love With Love," Arthur Marx In "I'll Say 

• She Is," Lew Peyton In "In BamvIIIe," Jane Cowl as Juliet, RoUo Peters 
'as Romeo, Ann Davis in "The Outsider" and Eric Blore In "Little Miss 

Bluebeard." 
" TALL— Eliminate Ian Keith, Lew Peyton and Anna Davis, substitut- 
ing ZIta Johann in "He Who Gets Slapped," Crocker-King In "The Devil's 

■ DlsciiHe" and Lucille Watson In "You and I," and your Ust will bo first 
' iate and dependable. 

' GARLAND-^And how about a list-*- 
Of The Ten Worst Productions of 



the Baltimore Season of 1923-1924? 

■ TALL — That's easy. 
GARLAND and TALL (In unison) 

•—"In and Out," "The Naked Man," 
"The Woman Hunter." "Society," 
••Welded," "Right Is Might," 
' "Thumbs Down." "The Old Soak," 
"We Moderns" and "Hurricane." 

TALL— Well, anyway, we've sur- 
vived another season, 

GARLAND— It wasn't a bad one, 
either, although I suspect that "In 
, BamvlUe," coming at the end, made 
it seem better than it was. 

TALL— "In Bamville" solved the 
problem of what to do with musical 
tomedy. Take the same old stuff, 
^ translate it into African and the 
'Tired Business Man won't bo half 
•o tired. 

GARLAND — At the same time, 
"In Bamvllle" was best when it was 
100 per cent, negro. 

TALL — ^In other words, "Don't be 
what you ain't" — as Marie Cahlll 
used to sing. 

GARLAND— "Be what you is. and 

'be It good and strong" should be 

the motto of every theatrical at* 

traction. "I'll Say She Is," for ia- 

I ' stance. 

TALL— A good show. 
', GARLAND— If the Marx Broth- 
, ' ers don't watch out Gilbert Seldes 
"will discover them. Then they'll 
, tret self-conscious and a little stale. 
TALL— They couldn't get any 

■ staler than last year's "Follies" and 
' ' "Music Box Revue." Thank heaven, 

the Marx Brothers don't glorify 
anybody but themselves, and they 
_ ' matnage to be entertaining without 
Either Mr. Urban or an elevator. 

GARLAND— But the mere ab- 
' sence of Mr. Urban and an elevator 
doesn't make a revue diverting. 
Consider Earl Carroll's "Vanities," 
which glorified Peggy Joyce and 
darn near extinguished Joe Cook. 

TALL— Hard luck for Joe. I'm 
for Peggy. 

• GARLAND c_ The "Vanities" 
' missed being either good or bad. 

Give me "He'.en of Troy, New 
York," Instead. 

TALL — YoU' mean give you 

Quoenle Smith. 

GARLAND — The appearance of 

'Queenie was a high spot of the 

'"T^'ear. if you imow any higher, what 

• was it? 

TALL— vinne Cowl.' In "Romeo 

■ *nd Juliet." I never before knew 

• that love could be made so inter- 
Mting. 

■ GARLAND— Or gfhakespeare! 
TALI.,— Or RoHo Peters! 
OARUAND-napOBJMrw.i.ot, j<<V(». 



how ab9ut Lynn Montanne In "In 
Love With Love"? There was a 
flrst-rate comedy, acted up to the 
hilt by the adorable Lynn and that 
youngster who succeeded Henry 
Hull. 

TALL — "In Love With Love" was 
good, but it wasn't so good as "You 
and I." There's the play which 
should have got that year's Pulitzer 
Prize, even If it didn't. 

GARLAND — "You and I" wasn't 
so good as "Icebound," which did 
get It. Speaking of Owen Davis, 
what did you think of "The Nervous 
Wreck" T 

TAXiL — ^It was a corking good 
show, funnier than "Icebound." 

GARLAND— What a pity the 
Pulitzer people don't give a booby 
prize. "In and Out" would have 
won without a struggle 

TALL— How about 'Welded"? 

OARLAND — Do you know that I 
was a little afraid of "Welded" on 
Its opening night. I couldn't be- 
lieve it was as bad as It sounded. 
After I saw It a second time, I 
knew that It wasn't. It was worse. 

TALL — No worse than "Right Is 
Might"— or was It ^Might Is 
Right"? If that Is the flower of 
Spanish drama, three cheers for 
Drake! 

GARLAND — And a raspberry for 
Ditrichstein. Leo's return in "The 
Business Widow" was nothing to 
stand up and cheer about. 

TALL— Nobody did, not even 
Gladys Unger, the lovely lady who 
adapted it 

GARLAND — Last season, life was 
one Unger adaptation after an- 
other. "The Business Widow" was 
terrible. "The Highwayman" was 
better, owing to Joseph Schild- 
kraut, "Judith" was best, owing to 
— but never mind that now! 

TALL— Returning to "The High- 
wayman," it's time Congress estab- 
lishes a CLUOta on adaptations from 
the Hungarian. There was "The 
Moonflower," with Elsie Fergu.son. 

GARLAND — Hungary may have 
been the trouble with "The Moon- 
flower," although it may have been 
Mr. Blackmore. Sleepy Sidney cer- 
tainly did his best to ruin it. 

TALL— I think the public is fed 
up (*n sentimental demi-mondes. 
Take the case of "Stella Dallas" 
and Mrs. Leslie Carter Ton years 
ago that would have been a knock- 
out. 

OARLAND— The night I saw it, 
the house was crowded. 

TALL — Perhaps they thought 

(ContMHI|eA???,If.»^i*«»,...ll 



'■h\ 




WIIXIAM 



SL8A 



NEWELL and MOST 

in "The Last Dance," a comedy with 
music by Wilbur Mack, are delight- 
ful. Their act has an air of spon- 
taneity that makes it truly differ- 
ent. — PoBt-Standard. Syracuse. 

This week (June 9), Keith's, Bos- 
ton. 

Direction TOM KENNEDY 



WM. GllimrS ROCKBUILT 
HOME ON Tin SISTER HUL" 



Most Unique House in New England — Amidst 70 
Acres of Woodland- — Six Years' Building — 
Cost $75,000 



BRADY HOLDING BACK 
ON LEASE TO EQUTTY 

May Need 48th St. for Own 

Productions— Equity's Own 

Theatre Not Heard From 



MUSICALS AS TABS 
EVADE EQUrrV'S BOND 



Touring Producers Finding 
Way and Escaping Interfer- 
ence—One Tab in Boston 



Several producers of touring 
musicals have slipped one over on 
Equity in having their attractions 
listed as tabloids, avoiding the post- 
ing of the usual bond. 

One of the shows recently booked 
into a Boston theatre. Equity's lo- 
cal representative wa» consulted, 
who verified the attraction waa a 
tabloid. 

The house manager. Influenced by 
the report, booked in a feature pic- 
ture to be shown In conjunction. 
When the show arrived he found It 
to a full-fledged musical, but having 
advertised the picture, made the 
producer shave his show to an hour's 
running time. 

The same show Is still touring 
as a full length attraction without 
interference. So are other attrac- 
tions. 



HOPPER'S BIG START 



A deal whereby Equity Players 
will secure the 48th Street the!)itre 
for another year is pending, but It 
has been stated the agreement had 
not been consummated with W. A. 
Brady. 

Equity Players have had posseis- 
slon of the theatre for two seasons. 

The option for next season was 
not taken up. Some weeks ago, 
Brady announced he would use the 
48th Street for hla o«trn produc- 
tions. 

Soon afterward a "promotion" 
dinner at the Aator resulted In an 
announcement Equity Players would 
be underwritten to the extent of 
$100,000 annually by downtown 
business men,' and that a new the 
atre might be built for Ekiulty Flay- 
ers. Nothing further has been heard 
from either plan. 

The flrst production success of 
Equity Players Is the current "Ex 
pressing WUUe." That was to have 
been the final effort of Equity, un- 
less the downtown bankroll really 
materialized. 

Indecision on the part of Brady 
appears based on his production 
plans. His Playhouse will probably 
be tied up well Into the new sea- 
son because of the success of "The 
Show-Off." With both his houses 
tied up, Brady would have to place 
his attractions In other theatres, 
which he Is reluctant to do. .■■ 



MANY NEW PLAYS SOLD 



Myra 



Furst, Playbroker, Placed 
Those Named Below 



'Mikado" Open* Wall— Good Sur 
mer Season Predicted 



Washington, Juno 10. 

George W. Sammis, here look- 
ing out for the front of the house 
for the De Wolf Hopper company 
prayed for a good break in the 
weather, and he eot It 

Monday the temperature dropped 
Is degrees, skies were overcast and 
"The Mika4p" opened to a big house 
last night at Poll's. The perform- 
ance went over exceeding well with 
possibly but one "weak sister" In 
the cast. The local writers over- 
looked even this shortcoming and 
all gave the show particularly good 
notices. 

A $3,000 advance sale was rung 
up prior to the opening, with the 
subscriptions lining up so as to in- 
dicate that those who said the ven- 
ture would be a success have hit 
it right. 

It has been some few years since 
Washington has had a musical 
stock. Hopper, acknowledged to be 
the greatest exponent of Gilbert 
and Sullivan in the country, has 
not been here since the road tour 
of the revival of "Erminle." In 
which production he was associated 
with Franci.i Wilson, 

It is expected, the way thing.'? 
line up, that Hopper will enjoy a 
big .lummer season here. Hla 
reputation and personality should 
mean big house.'?. 



Myra Furut, the Broadway play- 
broker, has placed a number of 
new plays with New York produc- 
ers. Miss Furst sold a play by 
Alice Bradley, "Three Koses." It's 
a straight drama. 

"Let's Get Rich," a drama by 
Mark Reed, has been disposed of to 
George Tyler. Miss Furst also sold 
"Dynamo," another Mark Reed 
play, to Guthrie McClIntock. 

Another play is "Window Panee^" 
written by Olga Prlntzlau, the 
scenario writer, now on the western 
coast, 

"If I Were King" goes to Russell 
Janney, who will produce It aa a 
"musical version " Janney is the 
man who produced the musical 
version of "Pomander Walk" under 
the title of "Marjolaine." 

Miss Furftt has also turned "Ann 
Vroome" by Lewis Beach over to 
Guthrie McClintock for production 
next aeason. It waa written toy 
Lewis Beach, the author of "The 
Goose .Hangs High." 



CHICAGO'S TWO FOR ONES 

Four Shows Diatrifouting Discount 
Carda 



$1 for $11 ficket 

The Players' Club revival of 
'She Stoops to Conquoj" Mon- 
day night «t the Empire l»ad 
so many vacant goats at 9 
o'clock the box ofllce disposed 
of one for a general admission 
price, $1. as charged. 

For the premiere the scale 
had been set «t $11 top. 



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Chicago, June 10. 

Four shows, "Werwolf," "On the 
Stairs," "Sun Up" and "Easy 
Street" are now throwing two-for- 
ono cards over the entire town and 
there is no question that the dis- 
tributing of the cards is going to 
bring about a reaction. 

The cut-rate cards are being 
thrown into every waiting automo- 
bile, office and factory within the 
Loop. 



Hadlyme, Conn., June 10. 

William Gillette, none no better 
known on the stage, will have what 
probably is the most unusual home 
In New England when his castle 
here la shortly completed. Work 
waa started on It about six yeitra 
ago and the actor had the atone 
carted to the spot to build the caa- 
tle--fOr himself and his cat— ut a 
cost of $75,000. 

Mr. Gillette conceived the idea of 
building a home with nothing but 
rocks from stone walls that sur- 
rounded the 70 aorea of woodland 
which he acquired several years ago 
on the top of the seventh of the 
"Seven Sisters" hills that look down 
over the Connecticut River aa It 
winds iU way from Hartford to the 
Sound at Saybrook. 

The living room la 60 feet long, 30 
feet wide and 1,9 feet high. It haa 
an enormous fireplace. The electric 
lights are operated by swUchea 
carved out of solid oak. All the 
doors are latched and barred with 
wooden latches and bara. The doora 
are of solid oak. 

Mr. Gillette haa had Upestrlaa 
placed over some parta of the ston« 
walla to give the rooms an air of 
warmth. 

The entire mansion stands oa a 
natural rock foundation. 



STAGE HANDS nCHT 
AT BRANDEIS, OMAHA 

Joy Sutphen Declares Contin< 

uance Next Season— Other 

Unions Mot Taking Part 



/ Omaha, June 10. 

J'oy dutphen, manager of the 
Brandels, has decided to be hla own 
"round robin group." 

Sutphen with a quarrel on wim 
the stage hands' union announce* 
he's going to continue the flght next 
season. 

The Brandels stage handa went 
out April 1. Before the house closed 
for the season four shows, "The Old 
Soak," "The Bat," Ethel Barrymore 
and "The Fool," played the house 
using a non-union crew. The fifth 
attraction, Robert Mantell, refused 
to play because the road crew could 
not work and Sutphen retaliated by 
bringing suit for $1,600 iigalhst Man- 
tell. 

Sutphen Is playing a lone hand In 
hla battle with the sUge hands. 
Other theatres are fulfilling all the 
requirements made by the local 
union. 

Up-to-date the labor troubles at 
the Brandels have not extended to 
the other unions, musicians, elec- 
tricians, etc., staying on the job. 



W. & V. PRODUCTIONS 

Vaudeville Firm Mapping Out Next 
Season 



HABOLD SALTES OIVOSCED 

Worcoattsr, Mrtss,, June 10. 

Dorothy S.alter, of Worcester, has 
obtained a decree of divorce in 
Probate Court from her actor hus- 
band, Harold Salter, of Now York, 
on the grounds of desertion, al- 
leged to have taken place at Mount 
Vernon, N. Y. 

Non support of herself and minor 

child was charged. The roiiplo 

>vore married in Worn<>«t(>r, Juno 

1, l»l.3s , '■ ' 1 

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Production plans of Wllmer A 
Vincent (also in vaudeville) for 
next season include a new play 
starring Queenie Smith, who la 
under contract to the firm for a 
number of years, though at present 
appearing In "Sitting Pretty," pro- 
duced by Comstock & Gest. The 
new attraction for Miss Smith is 
described a» a comedy with musical 
and dancing interpolations. 

Also sot is a musical show featur. 
ing Jack Donohue, and In addition 
Wllmer & Vincent have two oper- 
ettas recently secured. 

Hope Hampton has been offered 
starring honors in one. 



CAUPS 1ST NOW MUSEUM 

Monterey, Cal., June II. 

California's flrst playhouse, "The 
Old Theatre," In Monterey, has 
been rescued from neglect, reno- 
vated and converted into a mu»eui«»-i 
hy the Muntprcy MUHoum Associa- 
tion. 

The adobe walls of this rare old 

building, the original wooden cur- 

lain, handled by means of ropea, 

and (he quaint histrionic fhterior 

have ajl been preserved, . ' -; 
Mid >l do ■« I I \u\ht ;»(0 D»4>sji 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wcdoesdqrf Jvae 11, ias| 



1UGHT TO DREATHED UP 
IN AUTHOR-PRODUCER HGHT 



Knaucrs and Davis Disagreed When Picture Com- 
pany Dickered for Rights — Bertha Broad Got 
Sick Just Before Rights Reverted to Plroducers 



D«pU« tht fact tbat "Th« Rieht 
to Dream" passed into discard at 
tb« FNBcb aod Judy Saturday night, 
Vi» piece will figure aa the pivot of 
legal warfare >ew bein^ waged by 
Jrriag Kaye Davis, author, and B. 
S. anA S. K. Knauer, producers. 
Tk« latter and their associates are 
reported havinc dropped $25,000 in 
a three week's effort to establish 
Davia as a Broadway playwright 
aad his wife, Bcrtka Broad, as a 
star. 

Davis has b«w served the Knau- 
ers in an action to take both play 
aad production away from them 
aad continue it independently. 

The Knauers were served in the 
action at the Punch and Judy on 
Saturday afternoon. Prior to ser- 
vice, they had planned to continue 
tlM play for two more weeks, but 
when slipped the summons they 
lesaed up the sponge and stated 
they were through. 

This week they retx^ned counsel 
to represent them In the forthcom- 
ing court action and said they 
would fight to a finish in retaining 
their rights to the piece, inasmuch 
as several offers have been made 
from the picture people, one of $13,- 
900, which the Knauers figure 
would salvage some of their losfies. 

According to the Knauers, the 
production has bad a hectic career 
from the very beginning, due to 
th« temperamental outbursts of 
Davis and Miss Broad. The climax 
came last Friday when Miss Broad, 
who had not been understudied, 
failed to show for the performance. 
Lucille Parks was rushed into the 
part and went through the per- 
formance reading from a manu- 
script. Knaucr explained this situ- 
ation, stating that unless they gave 
18 consecutive performances the 
pJay would revert to Davis, and 
since they heard Davis had been 
dickering with the motion picture 
men, they did not Intend to be 
euchred OMt of their percentage of 
the picture money. 

When Miss Broad failed to show, 
the producers appealed to Equity, 
which body despatched a doctor to 
examine the actress to determine if 
she was ill. The doctor was re- 
ceived by the actress, but she re- 
fused to submit to a physical ex- 
amination. E((ui%r ordered her to 
give a performance or else be ex- 
pelled from the organization. De- 
spite this. Miss Broad refused to 
go on and is now under charges at 
Equity. 

"It's the old story of biting the 
hand that fteds you," was the way 
Samuel K. Knauei* put It. "We 
had been boyhood chums of Davis. 
He told W8 about the pTay but 
not being theatrical men we were 
(Continued on page 44) 



4 BAD CHEOC PAPERS 
WTTH CASHIER CHECKS 



PoHce Looking for Them^ 
Park National Bank, Chi- 
cago, Checks U^ed 



MEEHAN'S NEW JOB 



Will Act as Stage Director for 
Jones and Green 



John Met^han, general stage direc- 
tor for George Cohan until the lat- 
ter ceased activities because of 
Bquity, hajs been engaged in a sim- 
ilar capacity by A. L. Jones and 
Morris Greeji. He will have charge 
of ca,stlng and directing the new 
Mttslcol sJiows of this firm. 

John Murray Anderson will stage 
the forthcominjr "Greenwich Vil- 
We Follies" and Meehan will handle 
the easting for "Good For Nothing 
Jono.«," as well as the Gallagher and 
Shean piece. Both of the latter are 
musicals, and it is not unlikely that 
Meehan will stage the book of the 
pieces with Anderson or Larry Ca- 
biJos staging the numbers. 

Meerhan Is also joint author with 
William r. Dugan of "The Tan- 
InuB," recently tried out by this 
firm, and to be sent out again next 
season. His "A Man's Job" has been 
Siecepted by James Beury and will 
shortly go into rehearsal. 



Following the unsuccessful at- 
tempt to victimize two theatre box 
offices last Saturday, it was dis- 
closed that at least four bad check 
men are t«ing sought for by the 
New York police and the Burns 
detective agency. 

The HoroEco and National the- 
atres were marked for easy money 
by an unidentified forger who had 
in his possession a number of stolen 
cashiers' checks from the Park Na- 
tional Bank of Chicago which had 
reported checks numbered from 
26,975 to 27,079 missing. 

At the Morosco, Ernest McCau- 
ley received a telephcme message, 
the voice saying it was Johnny 
Dooley who was sending a certi- 
fied check for $750, required at once 
because a lawyer had nicked him 
for back alimony. A messenger boy 
with the check arrived at the the- 
atre soon afterwards and a note 
was to the purport that $250 would 
be acceptable until later in the day. 
The boy was followed by McCauley 
and a detective, but the forger was 
not nabbed. 

At the National a telephone call 
to Harry Guernsey stated that 
Walter Hampden was sending a 
check for 1135 front the Pennsyl- 
vania station and had forgotten to 
endorse it, k-ut would do so later. 
As Hampden had just left the the- 
atre for his home nearby, Guernsey 
was suspicious and held the check, 
which was later found to be one 
of the same series missing from 
the Chicago bank. That applied to 
the check presented at the Mo- 
rosco. 

liast month a check raiser worked 
successfully against the New Am- 
sterdam. The man, giving the 
name of "T. G. Walters," bought 
a ticket for |3.30, later returning 
it by mail and requesting a refund. 
A house check for $3.30 was mailed 
the buyer, who promptly raised the 
amount to $330. Detectives sus- 
pect Neil McConoloque, who, after 
serving time in the San Quentin 
prison, California, operated on the 
coast and was finally picked up in 
Texas, only to escape from Federal 
officers. The same ex-convict had 
used stolen drafts on the L«mita 
state bank, California, 

Also wanted is John Shea, alias 
John Howard, who poses as a rev- 
enue agent, shawing a gold shield 
and card. The latter is believed to 
be working with H. B. Crump, who 
jls operating with stolen New York 
bank drafts. The latte* pair are 
alleged to have specialized on jew- 
cler.<!i, making «ut the drafts for 
large amounts. 



NOVKE PUmMBIS I 

TAKEir nr noDoaiis 



Anxious to Sec Play mi Stage, 

Embryo JUitlMre Donl 

Scan Contracts 



Several budding ptaywrigbts liave 

recently been aipped by gyp prodwc- 

er* with what the stage writers 

characterise as a "ctatak aad salt" 
contract. 

Despite most of the n<r«ice plays 
flopped, the shoe string producers 
alone cashed in on the disaster by 
practically cuchrelng the playwright 
out of the picture money hy "ssaart" 
contracts. 

The novices knew little of the 
regulation author-producer contract, 
and signed one that had been drawn 
up by the producer. In several in- 
stances, when the question ef the 
sale of film rights came up, and 
the author butted in, the contract 
was flashed, showing he had either 
been declared in for but a small per- 
centage of stock and film revenue, 
if at all. 

As ridiculous as such . procedure 
would seem to the seasoned stage 
writer, it is not surprisiac to es- 
tablished producers, who win testi- 
fy that many embryonic r.uthora are 
more interested in aetiag their train 
child reproduced than in the pos- 
sible revenue derived from it. 

They establish business sense 
after it's all over. 

According to the standard con- 
tract, the playwright is entitled to 
a nominal royalty on all perform- 
ances, which graduates according to 
reputation and prestige of the au- 
thor; and also i% per cent, of the 
film and stock rights. 

Another important stipulation ef 
the contract demands that a pro- 
ducer must give at least 75 con- 
secutive performances of the play 
each season or else the rights revert 
to the author. 

In the "gyp," or so-called "cloah 
and suit" contract, neither of the 
above clauses appear. Instead, there 
is a clause reading that the author 
gives the producer the rights to 
dispose ef the piece for stock, film 
and foreign production. 



LE BLANG'S ULTHVIATUM 



No More "Two For One" Tickets on 
Shows Plugfltng Themselves 



"BLUE BANDANA" NEXT WEEK 

The Broad Street.'Trewark, N. J., 
which went dark last week, will re- 
Mcht Monday to house "The Blue 
Bandana," produced by Charles L. 
Wagner. .Sydney Blaekmer will be 
featured. 



MASON FOE DE COUEVULE 

Jack Mason has received an offer 
from Albert De Courville to stage a 
new London revue date for late in 
the summer. The English producer 
advised Mason to select 16 American 
show girls foi' the attraction. 

It will be Mason's seventh trip to 
stage foreign productions. 



WAGNEE'S THIED TEY 

Newark, June 10. 

The Broad will open temporarily 
next week with "The Blue Ban- 
dana" with Sidney Blacknicr, pro- 
duced by Charles Wagner. 

This is the third tryout within 
which Wagner has offered Black- 
mer here this season. The others 
were "Scaraniouche ' and "Moon- 
flower." 



Joe Leblang, cut rate king, has 
told certain managers for the last 
time that he wiU not handle shows 
whose backers resort to the "two 
for one" system in trying to holster 
up thsir attractions, while these at- 
tractions are listed with the Public 
Service Ticket Agency. 

Several shows booked into Shu- 
bert houses have been chronic vio- 
lators. This situation led Joe to 
inform Ralph Long, of the Shu- 
bert executive staff, that unices the 
"two for one" proposition was called 
off, the Public Service Agency would 
no longer handle tickets for these 
attraction.?. 



HILL'S HINSTBELS 

Gi:s Hill has framed up a min- 
strel show to play pop price houses 
next season. 

Hank Brown will manage the 
show, besides doing his three-act 
in the 'olio. Those engaged are 
Brown, Harris and Brown, Hi Tom 
Ward, Three Felix Sisters, Arthur 
Niblo and jazz band and Billy 
Chance. 



Benefit for Strikers, 
Starier's S«estNii 

'Variety Is Irf receipt of a let- 
ter signed by "One «f the 
Strikers" suggesting tbat a 
benefit be given for the striking 
Sqwtty actors; that "the ben*- 
flt be given by actors for actors 
and managed by actors." 

The letter rails at the im- 
posed strike with the writer 
stating that while others may 
be fortunate enough to main- 
tain themselves, the writer was 
not, without work. 

Another letter stated the 
writer had joined Equity, "to 
■oake 'Stepping Stones' 100 per 
cent Bqnity," hut added, ttard- 
ly had I joined when 1 was told 
to g4ve notice." 

The second letter pleads in- 
Juatice throughout, with t)Otb 
writers mentioniDg they had no 
grievance and were satisfied 
with conditions. 

Ono writer stated: "We 
strikers were working in bie 
hits and for managers beyond 
reproach." 



DECEfT CHARGED BY 
TRANS-CANADA THEA. 



Action Against Ambrose J. 

Small and Estate — Paid 

$2,000,000 for Theatres 



TEYIN6 "DEAB EELATIONS" 

"Dear Relations," a new comedy 
by Jessie Trimble and Whltford 
Kane, will shortly be placed in re- 
hearsal by the latter for a trial 
showing. 

If jit gets over it will be sent out 
as a Jeglt procluction next season. 



PEGGY OBJECTS TO EAMILY 

Chicago, June 10. 
Peggy-Uncrtl-Montgomcry-Con- 
zelman, a former "Follies " girl, has 
started suit for divorce. She claims 
a perfect right to cease loving her 
husband Jim Conzelman, athlete 
and song writer, on account of his 
family. 



FIXING "LEAP" FOB BlTAY 

"The Leap," which closed at the 
Cherry Lane Saturday after playing 
two and a half weeks, will be re- 
written with the «rt)Ject of offering 
the show on Broadway this sum- 
mer. 

The Village heu:se management 
was willing to continue the attrac- 
tion doring the rewriting process, 
but the authors decided otherwise. 



Toronto, June 10. 

A bomb was sprung in Toronto 
theatrical circles in the issuing of 
a writ at Osgoode Hal) by Trans- 
Canada ' Theatres, Ltd., and its 
shareholders against Ambrose J. 
Small, U living, and his estate, if 
he is dead, for a recession of the 
contract of sale between A. J. 
Small and Trans- Canada Theatres, 
Ltd., made in November, 1919, 
whereby Small sold his chain of 
theatres in Ontario cities to the 
company for approximately $2,- 
OOO.OOO. 

The case holds unusual interest 
because of the mysterious disap- 
pearance of A. J. Small on Decem- 
ber 2, 1919. It was only a few days 
ago his widow, Theresa Small, and 
his sisters reached a legal agree- 
ment tbat the missing theatre man 
was dead so that the estate could 
be divided. • 

The plaintiffs make the claim In 
the writ that recission is sought 
"on the grounds that the execu- 
tion and carrying out of the con- 
tract was obtained by the fraudu- 
lent misrepresentations and con- 
cealments of A. J. Small In funda- 
mental matters." 

Application has also been made 
for damages payable by A. J. Small, 
or out of his estate, for alleged 
deceit In connection with the f- 
formation and consummation of 
contracts and a demand has also 
been made for the lepayment to 
Trans-Canada Theatres, Ltd., of all 
money paid by the plaintiff com- 
pany for the theatres and theatre 
rights. 

The Vrit Is Issued by Percy W. 
Abbott, tomes Ramsay, John Gil- 
lespie and C. C. Tatham, who are 
suing in behalf of themselves and 
all other shareholders. Trans- 
Canad.-\ Theatres, Ltd., paid Small 
$1,000,000 in cash, after the con- 
tract had been signed and Small 
dropped out of sight a few hours 
after he had deposited the money 
in the Bank of Toronto. 

The principal theatres coming 
under the litigation is the Grand, 
in the downtown section of To- 
ronto; which has been used ior 
years for special fllra productions 
and road shows. There are other 
theatres in Hamilton, London, 
Petcrboro and elsewhere. 



"BOHEMIA" nr FABCE 

"!?o This Is Bohemia," a new farce 
in three acts, by Charles Small, has 
been accepted for early production 
by the Unique Productions, Inc., of 
which Arthar Keating is managing 
director. 

It Ut scheduled for rehearsal the 
latter part of the month. 



Gordon Merria' Farce 

"Please Omit Flowers," a new 
farce by Gordon Morris (younger 
son of William Morris, actor), will 
be given a showiilg by the Henry 
Duffey stock at iht Orphemn, Mon- 
treal, June 23. 



mSON SDir WBE 1 
OF EXPLANATIOir 

i 

Many Owner? in Frisco, FoU 

lowing Abrupt Closing 

ofBombo" 



San Francisco, June lo. 

The su(ten and unexpected clota 
ing of "Bonbo ■ foUowing the Cur^ 
ran engagement and Al Jolson'i 
hasty departure for New York aftct 
canceling dates in Oakland and 
Sacramento led to a flock of rumorM 
bandied about town here last week. 
many getting into the press wllli 
front page headlines. The Oaklaatl 
engegement was entirely sold ent 
when the cancellation notice eaiaeb 
Fred Geisea and W. A. Rusco. who 
had bought the attraction for thl4 
city found themselves compelled to 
refund. 

The press stories c.-u-ried all sort* 
of statements as to Jolson's reason 
for suddenly quitting the show, 
One sheet hinted at a big row among 
the members of the company, an^^ 
other that Jolson was eager to break 
away from the Shuberts and was 
using these sudden so-called fits. «C 
temperament to inspire them td 
break bis contract. 

As a matter of fact, the sudden 
closing of the show by Jolson wa4 
necessary, to save bis voice. Early 
in the first week of his Curran en4 
gagemcnt his voice began to break 
and be sullered considerably wHh 
it. He made several visits to throat 
specialists here and one et them^ 
regarded as the best in the business, 
told the comedian frankly, medical 
aid could do little for him, that hia 
voice simply was overstrained and 
worn out, and that unless be gavO 
it an immediate and CMnplcte rest^ 
he might lose it entirely. This 'vcr^ 
diet was handed to Jobion after h« 
had canceled all of hts route witUi 
the exception of Oakland and Sacra^ 
mente. The specialist's uitimati^t 
decided Jolson to quit imjBedlat^ 
and not risk ruining Ms Tolce tot 
good. 

The comedian boarded a train fot 
the east early Monday morning ai>4 
left the company manager, Jqha 
Sneckenberger, to wind up th4 
show's affairs. 

Geieea and Rueco were pretty 
sore over this turn of affairs an4 
freely expressed their disgust, pr«4 
Bumabty because of tbelr neal 
profit suddenly 'vanishing. 

From Ogden came a tclegraaa sent 

by Jolson to the San FMnelacd 

Chronicle" wblcn was evidently 

Intended to correct the crronco«4 

reports. The message read: 

Had hard time getting throucK 
two weeks in San Ftaacisco. Cano 
celcd San Jose Snnday so I woul^ 
be able to play Oakland Mondayi 
no better. Could not epeak aboTd 
a whisper. Dr. Houston told me td 
rest, also Dr. Gibson. Would rathet 
cut out any town than Oakland an j 
Sacramento, as that is -where 1 
started. Just Lara — I don't knoW! 
how to spell It — but laryngitis M 
what I've got, which only rest will 
cure. Will be out this summer witlli 
my family for vacation. Yours tot 
California always. — Al Jolson." 



WEISER'S TROUBLES 



Equity Specifies Half Salaries andj 
Theatre Wants Deposit 



B. A. Woiser, who produced "Obll* 
dren of the Moon" early in thei seao 
son under a commonwealth ar« 
rangement, has been asked by thd 
Actors' BUiulty Association to guar* 
antee half-salaries wHh a percen'<i 
tflige before Equity will allow Weleet 
to go ah«ad with his new idiow, "ThA 
Locked Door," scheduled for th4 
Cort. 

When the management of the Corl 
asked for a deposit of $2,500, thd 
producer found his finaneial backer 
ill and no cash in cnght. It i« 8al<!k 
that if Weiaer had followed thd 
Theatre Guild's method of givin* A 
minimum salary ar^d percentage 
contract to the actors, Elquity would 
not have interfered. It is also under^ 
stood t*at if the production is i 
8ticcc.«fs th« company is to receKfr 
full salaries. / 



FEED FLECK QUITE ILL 

Fred Fleck,' the veteran show 
manager, is a sick man, Fleek cam* 
to Broadway Monday, but his phyrtj 
cal condition was such that he had 
to be assisted to the Penn etation, 
where he took a train for hIa homi 
In Bayrtde, L. I. 

Fleck's health the past year or so 
has not shown the Improvement de- 
sired, and Fleck has been making ft 
gahie fight to regain his former ccn- 



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Chance Hieatres Had — Some Shows Last y/cA 
ftAl Below Gross of Pkvrious Period 



U there U to be any material 
benefit to Broadwar from tho De«- 
ocratic National Convention there 
i* no indication of it aa ret. 

'' ' The aerencies expect little .tHisiness 

^' irom the political hosts. 

•}''' I^lght sesaions slated for the con- 

'^'vention will militate against 



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ON CnCAGO SHOWS 



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' amuseinents, while pre -convention 
V' crowds have not materialized. 

One of the biggest ticket brokers 
".on Broadway stated that up to jres- 
'' terdajr two reaervatioa* had baen 
* made during the convention period, 
'' 'one automatically cancelled by the 
•'Equity strike. 

*'" There is tittle doubt the forced 
^''closing of a number of Broadway 
!*'' hits by the strike has alTocted busi- 
:'' ncss, as anticipated. Out of town 
the impression is that all Broadway 
'' theatres have been closed by the 
' actors. That same impression was 
' .voiced to an amaxed showman by 
a New Torker living within less 
,, than half a mile of Times Square. 
Business last week set aside the 
theory advanced by some managers 
that the closing of successes would 
throw business over to the remain- 
ing attractions. Soma of the noa- 
nusicals managed to barely beat 
the gross of the week previous (Dec- 
oration Day week), while several 
musicals dropped away off. 

Lost week's trio of new shows 
added nothing to the gaiety of the 
Rialto. "The Fatal Wedding" proved 
no novelty, and the week's business 
was away under fS.OOO. "Flossie." a 
musical comedy seemingly designed 
' for cut rate trade, was estimated 
getting »7.(»0 at the Lyric. "One 
Ile'lluva Night," announced as the 
"world's worst show." was taken off 
hfter the first night at the Sam H. 
Harris. The houss will ge/t- "Plain 
Jane" June 23, the show moving 
over fro mthe New Amsterdam. 

"I'll Say She Is" Loads 

Til Say She Is" continues to lead 
the domand in the agencies. It 
grossed nearly t!2.000 last week at 
the Casino and looks set for the 
euouner. "Keep Koor is also a good 
agency ticket, but the box office is 
oft in tha balcony sales, which keeps 
(Continued on page 35) 



OefNity Cans on Local Com- 
panies— Wilkes Balks at 
Independent Contract 



smsERT MscoNirar 

STARS AT BOSTON 0. H. 



Louis H. Mtidgett Consents to 

Cancelation of Three- Year 

Managerial Agreement 



Chicago, June !•, 
A deputy of Kqulty made all' 
shows here with lists of chorus 
members and ca^a who were not 
paid up in the association or were 
non -members. "Artists and Mod- 
els" had ov«r 30 people as delin- 
quents or non-member*. They have 
been given until Saturday to pay up 
or join. 

The management of the "Topsy 
and Eva" abtm were told they 
would have to sign an independent 
contract with Bquity. Thos. Wllkea 
was wired to that effect. His an- 
swer read that .£Vtuity had prom- 
ised it would not interfere with his 
Chicago company until after the. 
New York situation had been set- 
tled; that every company and cast 
was 100 per cent Kquity, and that 
he cannot see why they should try 
to make him the goat. 

The message further stated that 
Wilkes intended to remain 100 per 
cent for Ehiuity and advised the 
management to hold off in signing 
the independent contract. 



RING BRINGS INDICTMENT 



Oesir* That Gift Be Returned 
Brings Seriou* Charge 



i •'WAT OUT' AT GAIETT 

"The Way Out," a drama with a 
political background, written by 
Milton Royle. Is aimed for the 
Gaiety, June JJ. 

The play has a background of 
politics. 

In the company are Beatrice Ter- 
ry, Purnell Pratt. Bduarde Durant, 
tierton Churchill and Josephine 
Royle 



ing Mules Abroad 
J Chicago, June 10. 

Jack Willadseo, manager for 
'Topsy and Eva," has bought 400 
pit ponies and is shipping them to 
Bngland because of a shortage of 
tnules there. 



J. C. Nugent Leaves Show 
WllUam Courtleigh has replaced 

J- C. Nugent in Henry Miller's "So 

This Is Politics." 
The opening has been postponed 

until next Monday 



Ndw Bedford, Mass., June 10. 

Josepb Zwetchenbaum. of Taun- 
ton, and "Dr.".W*l«am W, Wllli*m- 
floo. of Norton, are under arrest, 
charged in an Indictment by the 
Bristol County grand Jury wHh be- 
ing the prlnolpals In an operation 
for abortion. 

Zwetchenbaum gate Anna John- 
son, a Taunton girl, a diamond rlnc- 
Anna wo« a "FoIUeir beauty con- 
teaA. Zwotcbenbaum wanted the 
ring back and when Anna refused to 
surrender It Zwwtchenbaum aerred 
her with a warrant. Anna wont Into 
court and "told everything." Anna 
was dlscliarged on the man's com- 
plaint that she had stolen the rin^. 

But Anna had said so much the 
grand Jury sent foe hier, and Ae to?d 
how she tmd boon Induced to submit 
to an Illegal operation at the home 
ot "Dr." Williamson, aleo teUing of 
her relatione with Zwetchenbaum. 
The two man w»re then indicted. 



KING'S DBAKATIC FUMS 

Burton King, who has Just turned 
over "The Truth About Women" to 
the Banner Company, has signed a 
contract to make two more dra- 
matic subjects for that concern. 

King is now in New Tork. and 
expects to start "shooting" shortly 
on the second of the Banner pro- 
ductlonn. 



Boston, June 10. 
The three-year contract of Louis 
H. Mudgett as manager of the Bos- 
ton opera house has been brolcen 
at the end of the second year by 
mutual agreement. 

The break comes as no surprise 
In Boston. It was predicted that 
Mudgett. who won national rec- 
ognition as manager of Symphony 
Hall, and as an Independent con- 
cert and opera booker, would not be 
able to operate under the local 
Shubert conditions despite he had 
signed (he contract only after a 
specific sUpulation was added to it 
that he should be entirely fr»e from 
interference by the local general 
manager of the Shubert interests. 
The Boston opera house, which, 
with the land, could not bo dupli- 
cated Jor $2,000,000, la reported to 
have been bought outright three 
years ago in a complicated real 
estate deal, by the Shuberts per- 
sonally for around ${tO,ftOO. It was 
genenUly supposed to be a white 
elephant because of its location in 
the Back Bay, out of the big time 
loop. 

Mudgett, operating under petty 
handicaps, has been maki.ig an 
uphill flght and was drawing a 
salary reported at flO,00« a year 
and a percentage on net profits. 
This Is believed to be a bigger sal- 
ary than the Shuberts pay their 
local general manager. 

Last winter, when Mudgett was 
ill for several weeks and his salary 
was deducted for the period, It was 
admitted he would "agree" to the 
breaking of his contract at the end 
of the second year of the three- 
year agreement. 

Mudgett will probably return to 
concert and opera bookings in the 
fall. He is rated as having the 
only real opera following In Bos- 
ton and has raised subscriptions as 
high as $300,000 to underwrite local 
operatic ventures. 

The annual Shubert discontent 
started simultaneously with Mud- 
gett's resignation. Including the 
lay-off of Prank Hoyt, Joint man- 
ager of the Shubert and Wilbur 
theatres, for the Shuberts. 

The Wilbur is still open and ap- 
parently good for the best part of 
the summer with "The Dream Olrl," 
* real hit. Arthur .Sheldon, local 
general manager for the Shuberts, 
is said to be planning to handle 
the house personally to save ex- 
penses and is reported to have also 
laid off the local general auditor, 
Bdward Fuller, because only two of 
the Shubert houses are running. 



'COMMANDMENTS'' CLOSE 



Chicago, June 10. 

"Bast Street." at the Playhouse, 
will follow "The Ten Command- 
ments" into the Woods. The pic- 
ture closes June II. Famous Play- 
ers dadlaed to exercise the optioa 
after that date. 

Ralph T. Ketteriag, autlMT, pro- 
ducer and backer of "Basy Street." 
is said to have tho house on a $2,tOt 
weekly rental, although Famous was 
paying $2,500 a week. 

"The TMef vt Bagdad" goes into 
the Woods Labor Day, with noth- 
ing else in sight for the interval. 



SIfCIAL TiCOr OFFHX 
FOR GONVEimON OAYS 



ABKUFT aOSnGS MRI 
UTEST rWAY SflOWS 

One Night, One and Two- 
Week Drop-ins — All Leav- 
ing Are Failures 



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Established Near Garden for 

Convenience by M. P. A. — 

No Cut-Rate Coupons 



A special theatre ticket office for 
the accommodation of delegates to 
the Democratic National Conveo- 
tlon will be established near Madi- 
son Square Garden for the conve- 
nience of delegates and guests wish- 
ing to see the shows controlled by 
the new Managers' Protective As- 
sociation. 

The association has appointed 
Bdgtw Setwyn. Lawrence Weber 
and W. A. Brady to act as a com- 
mittee to see that box office prices 
prevail at the counter which these 
theatres will maintain further 
downtown. The theatres concerned 
tin those still open aad under the 
control of the M. P. A. 

Cards will be distributed among 
the delegates and vbdt&n, on which 
they may file complaints or place 
orders. The tickets will not be in 
the "cut rats" class, so there win 
be no rivalry there. 



PLUGGING PA7CH0GUE 

Miks dynn Believes L. I. Lscals 
Logical Tryout Tswn 



Miks Olynn, manager of the 
Patohogue Theatre, Patchogue, L. I. 
believes his town Is the k>gical try- 
out spot for new summer attrac- 
tions, and has placed the house with 
Charlie Tennis to book in regular 
road attractions. 

Aside from this, Oljrnn Is picking 
up special attractions for single per- 
formances. Sousa and his band will 
play June 21. Paul Whiteman, with 
an orchestra of 2S, win ptajr ooe day 
for $2,000. 

August 24 the first of the road 
shows of "THo Ten Commandments" 
goes Into the house for a fuU we^. 



Between the abrupt closings of 
last week and this another quintet 
•f attractions is off the list. There 
are plenty of shows surely outward 
bound in addition, however. They 
are hanging on with hopes of con- 
vention money and perhaps by the 
grace of angel backing. 

AH of the closings detailed ars 
unquesUoned failures. "One Hel- 
luva Night" lasted but one night at 
the Sam H. Harris, while "Tws 
Strangers From Nowhere," "The 
Right to Dream" and "The Fatal 
Wedding" meant nothing to Broad- 
way. 

"Two Strangers From Nowhere" 
stopi>ed at the Bayes after remain- 
ing nine weeks, playin~ the first 
flvs weeks at the Punch and Judy. 
Its average pace was from $2,S00 to 
$2,0M weekly. The show never had 
a winning week. It went off sud- 
denly Saturday. 

"The Right to Dream" lasted tw« 
weeks at the Punch and Judy, clos- 
ing Saturday. « week over time. 
The gross for neither week beat 
$1,200 and that was drawn mostly 
from cut rates. 

"The Fatal Wedding" wilt sto» [ 
at the RItz Saturday at the end of | 
lU second week. Mary Kirkpatrick •. 
iH reproducing the old melodrama ' 
figured th0 show had a chancs as : 
a novelty. After th« first algkt It { 
fell flat and failed ts get $S.O^ tho 
first week. 

"JBlassom Time" was offered for 
three weeks at Jolson's by the Shu- 
berts bat the return engagement 
failed to arouse interest and ths 
attraction was shelved Saturday. 

i 

fOUJES" GDtU OVEN 
OmCIAL US BAMZS 



Chicago City Council Upset 

and Mayor ''Fires'' Com- 

missioner--$20 Each 



CRITICAL DIGEST 

Opinions of the metropolitan critics on tha new legitimate pro- 
ductions. Published weekly in Variety as a guide to the reliability 
of ths critical judgment on plays expressed by the reviewers on the 
dailies. 

The opinion will be repeated when a play dotes on Broadway 
after « long or short run with the critics to t>e boxscored at inter- 
vals, rated by percentage on their judgment as recorded. 



One Hc'jva Ntght 

Olio l>erf(>riii.»nc(? witli il lilio.s 
'it her kindly lU.^po.-i-M fowar.l thitj 
t-l>e«r4« Oiuh ttitnii "Miii-lXe- 
Rrim ■• 'one of the funniest bur- 
jP'Sque (»vpr nr>nTi 'in Itroi.lw ly" >»,I- 
[nnu^h others auahfiM th ^ir com - 
nioiit. 



„ , Flossie 

.,,','"'* vorable not 



r e ^ , Irivint; 

vulKAr in<l dull 

Miul-TelegiMtn," "tlie- 



.somo " 'Amorirnn" held out some 
hopo for the piece but the boat the 
"Tim'>n" could n^v wa.t 'of the u.su.il 
••lift of aufiim*»r i^Howh." 



She Stosps to Conquer 

Wl'U lilcod ind ontliu.siaatic no- 
lle iM with the exception of the 
■riun" (Uathbun). who called it a 
I)lp.a«ln(f revival " Kline Ferguson 
.iiid Rrnest Olcndenning ivere aliut- 
loil top honors of the long juid din- 
tingui;-ihPd ca.it. 



PLAT SOLD WITH TIME LDOT 

Buying the screen rights for 
Broadway successes, despite terri- 
torial restrictions and also time 
limitations, goes on among the big 
producers, taking options right and 
left. 

Famous Flayers-Lasky, In taking 
over "The Goose Hangs High" from 
Kdward Childs Carpenter's theatrl- 
cla enterprise for $30,000 recently, 
bought the screen rights under the 
stipulation it could not be shown 
In pictures anywhere until a year 
from this June. 



SHOW GIRL, AGEMTING 

Edna M. Bryci*. formerly a pro- 
duction show girl, Ia.1t in "As You 
Were" and "Hitchy-ICoo." li «,« for- 
saken the stage to devote hor ni.- 
tentlon to Uie bu.')ine.'<H ond of ly)Mk- 
ing talent for mii»iio;il rom"dy. 

She ii) associated wiiu T'un 
Rooney, Inc. 



"Honeymoon" Continuinij 
I.ook.^ Iiico Jos. M '. m ■; I 1 .ho 

li.ivc the .show. ■ '11 

moon," will kpoi) H 

tioit for .some timfv 

givoii indication of 

proving a prolltablc omv 

Fr.ink Cruickshaiik li.i.j joined 

tho Oaites forcci. aa.iigned to -.jio- 

clal publicity and promotion for 'ho 

Detroit engagement 



•'FOLUES" $11 OPEHDia 

Flo Ziegfeld says $11 will be the 

top on seats for the "Folller' open- 
ing and not $22. Ziegfeld says he 
heard too many squawks last sum- 
mer to prompt him to repeat ths in- 
cident. 

The "Follies" will »paa la At- 
lantic City, June K, and oom« into 
the New Amsterdam the 22 or 22, 
the latter date being the eve of the 
Democratic National Convention. 

Last season's regular price, $S.fO, 
Will again be the nightly "top." 



EMIUE POLOn n "DELUGE" 

Chicago, June 10. 

Melville Raymond's new show. 
"The Dehige." will have Emllie 
Polini for its star at the Cort nert 
week and not PauUne L/ord. 

It is understood that Ouy Bates 
Post is backing "The Deluge." 
which Raymond wiil "wildcat" on 
the road. 



"EASY STREET' WITHOirr STAR 

Chicago. June 10. 

Mary Newrom'b is with "Easy 
Street." and wa« starred on the 
oi>ening, but had her name removed 
from the front of the hou.se. 

Mi.s.s Nowcomb Ik now with the 
rr'rtt of the CAMl in tlie billing under 
iht; Hliow'a name. 



•i' 



riinnins; in Do- 

UusiMfS.s thoro 

a .=(iimm'>r run 



PEOPLE m "MUD" 

The c-vit for Mud' h xa Walter 
R'^giii. Helen .Spring. Itolty Aldc-n. 
Viola Le.ich. Carl Urickert, l*at 
It.ifferty, Dan Dawson ^nd I-Yink 
Me.iston. 

The show will t»e daert(vl by 
IViRkjM Vroiioh. 



I Chicago. June 10. 

No one knows Just how many 
girls in Ziegfeld's "Follies" ars 
sporting the attractive gold badges 
made for fire marshals. Ths list Is 
long. The City Council Is deeply 
distressed to leara that the Firs 
Commissioner who quit orSoe a few 
days ago was lavish in handing out 
these badges to the "Follies" girls. 

The badges cost $20 each, and the 
"beauties" cant qualify in the fire 
lines for duty and nobody supposes 
the glrli intend remaining In the 
Windy City. The Fire Commis- 
sioner ran short of badges a few 
days ago and called on Hizsoner the 
Mayor without his badge. Hizsoner 
immediately "fired" the Commish. 
But that doesn't seem to be the 
method to get this batch of badges 
back. 

Besides, nobody expects that any 
of the girls will surrender them. 



HAMMOim EST. WOHT SELL 

Chicago, June 10. 

The Hammond estate, owners of 
th« property upon which rests 
Cohan's Grand Theatre has turned 
down the A. !•. Brianger proposition 
to buy the site, claiming it will 
only rent. 

This makes Cohan still the 
lessee ot the Grand. 



FRED DOVAGHET'S FAIRVES8 

Chicago, June 10. 

I'Ved Donaghey, the "Tribune"; 
critic, hat) written a second review 
of "No, No, Nanette." 

Am the entire cast of principaU 
was rlianged since its premiere at 
the Harris, Donaghey thought It 
fair to again comment upon tho 
Hhow. 



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CHICAGO'S LOOP DOWN TO CASES, 
WITH $12,000 HIGHEST FOR DRAMAS 



"Abie" Hitting Along at That Figure, Expecting to 
Stick for Year— "Topsy and Eva" at $21,000 
Now May Last Until Sept.— 10 Theatres Open 



Chicago, June 10. 

Of the four late iipring premieres 
laHt week "Artists and Models" 
(Apollo) stepped off at a lively gait, 
but "Werewolf" (Adelphl), "On the 
Btalrs" (Central) and "L*nh Klesch- 
na" (Cireat Northern) experienced 
low sales, the last named so small it 
makes a hasty exit this Saturday. 

The Adelphi attraction drew a pre 
miere gross of around $1,400, 
promises little here. Wednesday's 
matinee was called off and money 
refunded because it didn't look as if 
there was over $30 worth of patron- 
age piesent for this performance. 

Cool weather had much to do 
toward holding the general sales all 
over town at the figures obtained. 
Saturday finished sironir .ifler weak 
advance eales, something that the 
managers now anticipate for all Sat- 
urday and Sunday business. A heavy 
lain set in around 6 Saturd.iy night, 
hilling all outdoor feativitics, and 
there was a grand rush of bo\-c.'llce 
window sales. The loop revealed one 
of the worst tiafllc jams ever when 
ihn theatres turned out the'.f .Satur- 
day r;ght audiences. 

The switch from the Apollo to the 
(iarrick movfed "Wildflower" into 
third place in the musical play com- 
petition. "Topsy and Eva," p'ayiny 
the 23d week of the Selwyn engage- 
ment, drew $21,000, as against a lit- 
tle better than $19,000 for the Oar- 
tick piece. "Wildflower" slumped 
tadly in the Monday night gross. 

The real effort to "put over ' a 
fhow is hai)pening at the Harris^, 
where JIarry Krazee continues to 
make overnight cast changes for 
"No, No, Nanette." Despite the new 
addition of names the piece didn't do 
no well as on the previons week, but 
its holding a little under $15,000. Tlie 
luggest fault is the lack of matinee 
ilravv nt the Harris. Ulan-'ho Ring 
went into the cast Sund.iy night, fill- 
ing Ann W'hcaton's vao.jncy. 

No Dramatic Over $12,000 



'LAUGHING LADY," $11,500 



Other Legit 



Grosses 
Week 



in L. A. Last 



L/os Angeles, June 10. 
Local box office estimates lor tho 
past week in the legitimate theatres 
tabulate Ethel Barrymore in her 
biit it first week at the Blltmore with "The 
Laughing Lady" as securing a tu.... 
of $11,500; "Just Married," also in 
its first week within the Maeon, took 
$8,000; "Lombardi, Ltd.," at the Ma- 
jestic, got $6500 for Its opening 
week, while "Six Cylinder love," 
second week at the Morofico, drew 
$4,500. 



$9,500 FOR "OLD SOAK" 



Tom 



Wise Opened in 
"Julio," $S,800 



Fri 



San Francisco, June 10. 

At th* Curran last week Tom 
Wise in "The Old Soak' did $9,B00. 

"Julio, and Romyette," the new 
piece with Genevieve Tobin at the 
Alcazar (stock) got $5,800. 

Columbia was dark last week; 
currently Irene Bofdoni in "Little 
Miss Bluebeard." Hold overs at 
Curran and Alcazar. 



BOSTON IS BALANCED 
FOR SUMMER SHOWS 



"Bamville," Colored, Gets 

$16,000 Start — "Dream 

Girl" Doing $18,000 



PEGGY'S HUBBY 



Swedish Noblemen Wse Once 
Cowboy — Miss Joyce's Fourth 



Boston, June 10. 

The two musicals and one comedy 
which played this city last week had 
very good business, everything con- 
sidered. The weather was in their 
favor and just now the town seems 
to be properly balanced in the way 
of attractions. 

"In BamviUe," the colored aihow 
which opened at the Tremont last 
week, seems to be good for a sum- 
mer run. It got away to good re- 
views and hit over $16,000 the open- 
ing week. In a house ecaled at $2.50 
top. It can do t>etween $18,000 and 
$lt.OOO, capacity. 

••The Dream Girl," at the Wilbur, 
continues to pull. X^ast week the 
show ran to $18,000, about what it 
has been doing with the regular 
number of performances. The show 
is also figured upon for a summer 
run unless stiff weather opposition 
develops. 

The Selwyn opened up Monday 
night for a week with Jane Cowl in 
a new show, "The Depths. ' 

Last week's estimates: 
I "In Bamville," Tremont (2nd 
1 week).' Got away to good start with 
$16,000 first week. 

"The Dream Girl," Wilbur (5th 
week). Still holding up to $18,000; 
pretty close to capacity. 

"The Whole Town's Talking," 
Plymouth (2nd week). $10,500 first 
week. 

"The Depths," Stlwyn (1st week). 
Jane Cowl starred for one week. New 
play review elsewhere in this issue, 
sue. 



None of the dramatic .ittractioiis 
(iKurtd ovci $12,000. "Abie's Irisli 
l.'(Ke' put a low ecale of summer 
I'life.s into effect at the Studebaker, 
I'ot oicliestra seats fox tiie suminor 
ticjiiK featured at $2. It has been 
(.(liiially announced th.it ",\bi'.' ' will 
lit' kijit at the StudebiUer lor a 
•.\ liole year. 

Carl Barrett, now .a partner of 
l.tMtcr Bryant at tiie Central, found 
p'onty cl nasons for exiiert linan- 
iial ;iiuf)ing un hin mai'lcn effort as 
.1 iiromo'ei. "On the m.U! h," jointly 
iipcratid l:y I'.arrett and liiynnt. will 
liuve to tilt whatever life 'here wil! 
le for it from cut rates. 

Over at tlie Playiionse "liasy 
f-Urcet' unOirwent further finantial 
wtirriment for Bryant, but lliilph 
l<»lterint; continues to husftc, for 
!■. idently he spots ailvantaK's from 
u Chirapo i un for his piece from 
iioiKhhonng territory in the fall as 
well as from stock comp iny sales, 
'i'hry'vc been pulling hard for Ket- 
irnng's gamble in this town to win 
lit the Playhouse. 

"Sun-Up" runs along moderately 
u»ll at the La Salle, but it doesn't 
lake high grosses to operate this 
l>i«cp into a profit. The Cort 
i;witclirs attractions Sundiiy, . when 
"The Uelut-e," featuring Polini, wi!l 
Ik given a Chicago try. 

When "Lrf'ah Kkschna'' goes out 
Saturday the Great Nortlurn slips 
into the list Of unoccupi'>d houses, 
leaving 10 thiaties doing business, 
four niiisJcal attraction", six dra- 
naiics. 

No new attractions arc heralded, 
and It will take a big fii;h; on the 
pait (1 ■■\Vtr< wiilf." "On tho Stairs" 
and "Katy Street' this week to hold 
up the av< rage for Chicago. All tlic 
iiiusicals now in town are sure for 
July 4tli performances, with "Topsy 
and Eva" promising to •.tay imtil 
Aug. 11. piving the Duncan Sisters 
an tngagf^ment ol 30 wcelis. in tills 
town. 

L.ast wccli's estimates: 
"Leah Kleschna" i Great Northern, 
1st weil<). liiviv.il of eaily irooU 
play. Willi notable cast, stiried up 
ineaper interest. Prnliably didn't 
strike $7,000. Leaves this week. 

"Werewolf" (.^delphia, 1st wedi^. 
After Monday night's gross follow- 
ing Sunday jneniiere figure of $1,4(I0 
( iit-rates hurriedly ordered out, 
Kight performances made it look 

~Tike $C.S00. 

"Artists and Models" (Apollo. 1st 
week). Drew smash premiere tap.i- 
(ily «<le and easily ran to $32,000 
Will hold liigh for two weeks more 
and then settle into normal gait. 

"On the Stairs" (Central, 1st 
week); No chance for profit money 
uMless from cut rates. Around $4,0fl(i 
"Wildflower" (Garrick, 7th week 
In town)! I'nder pace set at Apollo, 
with scveial off nights holding 



Minneapolis, June 10. 
Count Josti Morner, who martiel 
Peggy Hopkins Joyce, started his 
career in America in this city. He 
was n salesman here, later going to 
Montana as a cowboy. Later, with 
another L'wedish nobleman, he start- 
ed a toothiKiste factory. 



THOMASHEFSKY'S $1,000 



Bankruptcy Petition Filed Against 
Producer By Arthur Block 



The Coiintess Morner was married 
thiee times prior to her niarriage to 
the count. Her first marriage last- 
fed three hours. 

The countess has returned with 
her husband to her apartments in 
57 til «:tre"t. New York city. 



SHORT'S OWN SHOWS 

Hazzard Short will retain his of- 
fices at 227 West Forty-fifth street, 
originally taken for his use by 
Sam H. Harris. Short is signing 
people for several productions out- 
lined for next season, to be pro- 
duced under his own management. 



Hedda Hopper's Operation 

Los Angeles, June 10. 
Hedda Hopper, film actress and 
former wife of DeWolf Hopper, was 
operated upon Monday at the An- 
gelus Hospital for acute appen- 
dicitis, following a hasty removal 
from her home early in the morn- 
ing. 



An involuntary petition in bank- 
ruptcy has been filed in the P*ederal 
Court against Boris Thornashefsky, 
Tiddish theatrical manager and 
producer, by Artl.ur Block, former 
treasurer of the "yiddish theatre. 
Block'e claim is $1,365.35, of which 
$1,000 is -^r cash deposited as a 
bond to insure gocd will, which sum 
Thornashefsky is alleged to have 
converted to his own use. The bal- 
ance ie for salary due. 

Another act of bankruptcy al- 
leged is having a. receiver appointed 
for Thornashefsky while allegedly 
Insolvent. Block is the sole petition- 
ing creditor. 

Thomasheftiky is now in South 
America, having sailed incognito 
shortly after his buelness affairs 
fell on the legal rocks. He has 
said he will return to New 'York In 
August and adjust matters. 



gross just little stronger than $16,- 

ooo. 

"Topsy and Eva" (Selwyn, 23d 
week). Down to nine performances 
on summer schedule, but grossed 
$21,000. London Palace girls went 
Into show Saturday matinee, caus- 
ing further belief show is apt to fur- 
nish more surprises and stick until 
Si titeniher if same doesn't interfere 
with I'.roadwav premiere. 

"No. No, Nanette" (Harris. 5tli 
week). Hard to explain why it do( sn't 
move f.istor, particularly at ni.it • 
irifcs. l-'iKiiied iritle below $iri,OliO 
if niatinot pare wasn't undcr-est.- 
maled (.ipeiating expense for com- 
pany inii eased with cist eh.'inges. 

"Easy Street" ( ri.'iylioiist, 5ri 
week). Midweek slump held gross 
around $r.,80C Talk of cast switi hes 
this \\(el(. Ralph Kettering work- 
ing every angle to hold in attraction 
fir 10 weeUs. 

"Abie's Irish Rose" (Stude!.a!:ir. 
24th week) Down to average gross 
of $12,000. due to lowering of pru" s 
for summer. Planning renewed 
campaign for fall spason and will 
make it yeai's run by jiresent ar- 
rangements to keep it here until 
Christmas. 

"Sun Up" <La Salle, 5th week). 
Drawing tine clientele of playgoers, 
with gross figuring $8,000 or little 
heller. Good profits. 

"The Climax" (Cort, 9lh week) 
"The Deluge" ready for prenm ro 
here Sunday. "Climax ' grossed 
around $6,500. 



HEALY'S PLAT FOR DEXTER 

Chamberlain Brown has opened 
a play brokerage adjunct in charge 
of Ted Healey. who has been as- 
sociated with the Brown staff for 
several years. 

Healey has just obtained a play 
for Eliott Dexter. 



SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENIi 



FiflurM Mtlmatod and eommant point ta soma attraotlona balng 
auecaaaful, whila tha sama groaa acoraditad to othara might auggaat 
madiecrity or loaa. Tha varlanca la axplainod in tha dilfaranca In 
houM eapaeitiaa, with tha varying ovarhaad. Alao tha aiza of cast, 
with conaaquant diffaranca in naeaaaary grosa for profit Varlanea 
in buainata naeaaaary for muaicai attraction aa againat dramatia 
play ia alao conaldorad. 



Dorothy Pitou Debuts 

Dorothy Pitou, young daughter of 
August Pitou, Jr., whose mother is 
a sister of Rose Ccghlan, has made 
her debut in a minor role in "Abie's 
Irish Rose" at tho Republic. 

Dorothy will appear in one of her 
father's companies next season. 



Bertha Kalich Resting 

P.ertli.i Kalich, who <loscd in the 
"Kinitzu- Sonata " -at tlie Frazec 
Saturday, will rest until early July 
before starting rehearsals for her 
next starring veliiile, "P.astimes of 
an Km p: ess." 



FIRST REVIEW OF 
PLAY BY RADIO 



The fii.'t review of a play by 
rruliv will appear in this week's 
ClipiiCr. The play \v;is awarded 
.1 prize of $500 by WGY, the 
General KIcctric station at Sche- 
nectady, N. Y., and is titled "A 
Million- Ciisks, Pronto," with Ag- 
nes Miller credited as the author. 



"Abie's Irish Rose," Republic (108th 
week). Withdrawal of number of 
successes last week forced oft by 
Equity strike did not better busi- 
ness in other houses. "Abie" do- 
ing nicely with about $10,600 
grossed last week. 
"Baggar On Heraaback," Broad- 
burst (18th weeli). Compara- 
tively strong pace ot $12,000 or 
little over lately. Formerly topped 
non-musicals, Bzpected to pick 
up last week after successes 
dropped out but appears to be in 
groove at present gait. " 
"Bloasont Tima," Jolson's 69th St. 
Stopped Saturday, return engage- 
ment extending for three weeks 
and failing to attract attention. 
Cut-rated and two-for-ones. 
Probably $6,000 last week. 
"Chariot's Ravua," Selwyn (23d 
week). English show continues 
among most popular attractions 
on Broadway and all Indications 
are for run through the summer 
to gravy business. Last week 
$23,500, which easily beat Deco- 
ration Day week. 
"Cheaper to Marry," -Belmont (9th 
week). Getting $5,000 or little 
better. With attraction and show 
under same management that 
figure satisfactory, though this 
one was counted on to draw bet- 
ter money and would have turned 
trick earlier In season. 
"Cobra," Hudson (8th week). Has 
good chance for suAimer trade. 
Dramatic field has narrowed' 
down and this one ia in good 
theatre. Business profitable from 
start with pace between $11,000 
and $12,000. 
"Cyrano de Bergerac," National 
(29th week). Listed to continue 
until July 4 but will hardly at- 
tempt summer continuance. The 
revival is among the season's 
leading successes. Getting be- 
tween $11,000 and $12,000. 
"Expressing Willie," 48th St. (9th 
• week). Certainly has surprised 
many along Broadway, but hold- 
ing to virtual capacity for the 
first two months; $14,000 and 
over, only gallery not selling out. 
"Fata Morgana," Lyceum (15th 
week). Has a certain draw that 
keeps gross at profitable figure 
though takings are moderate. 
Around $7,000 recently. Can drop 
$1,000 and still -break even both 
ways. 
"Flossie," Lyric (2d week). First 
night got some money, biit tak- 
ings thereafter oft and show does 
not figure to land. Depending on 
cut rates principally. First week 
(seven performances) about 
$7,500. 
"I'll 8«y She Is," Casino (4th week). 
One of the strongest tickets in 
agency demand. Last week held 
opening promise and gross was 
around $22,000. Looks like Marx 
Brothers show would easily ride 
through summer. 
"Innocent Eyes," Winter Garden 
(4th week). Business last week 
reported having eased off with 
estimated gross about $23,000. 
^istinguett show will probably 
run into July but another pro- 
duction may be Inserted then. 
"Keep Kool," Morosco (4th week). 
Good call In the agencies though 
the sale is principally for lower 
floor, balcony being oft to date. 
Gross last week estimated be- 
tween $15,000 and $16,000. Mak- 
ing some money. At $3.50 top 
house can do close to $21,000 
weekly. 
"Kid Boots," Earl Carroll (24th 
week). Still vies with the top 
demand in ticket agencies and 
show is leading the musical field 
with better than $30,000 weekly. 
Cinch for summer with reputa- 
tion giving it an edge for visitors' 
trade. 
"Little Jessie James," Little (44th 
week). Figuring on getting con- 
ventlonites. Length of run 
should give this sm;ill cast mu- 
sical break in 1hat direction. Get- 
ting by at present gait of around 
$0,000, 
"Meet the Wife," Klaw (29th week). 
Laugh show still making money 
and has chance to extend into 
July, With hou.sc and attraction 
pooling present pace of $7,000 is 
s.atisfartory. 
"Moonlight," Longacrc (20th week). 
Cast changes have been going on 
for seme weeks. Is starting sum- 
mer season with operation ex- 
pense reduced somewhat; $10,000 
to $11,000; house and show s.ime 
management. 
"Mr. Battling Buttler," Times Sq. 
l37tli week). Listed to run until 
the Fourth of July. Is pooling 
with house and making a little 
profit; List' week somewhat un- 
der previous pace with gross at 
$9,000 

"One Helluva Night," .Sam H, Har- 
ris, billed as world's worst show, 
and nobody differed from classi- 
fication. Withdrawn after first 
performance, though the takincs 
were $1,724. 



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"Plain Jana," New Amaterdam (6tK 
week). Ahead of previous week 
until Saturday. Gross last weak 
was again $18,600. Considerabl^j 
cut rating because of large cai 
paclty. Will move to Sam H^ 
Harris when "Follies" la ready. 

"Poppy," Apollo (40th week). Man4 
agement expectant on continuing 
this musical Into July. Sbo^ still 
making money, wl'th the paca 
nearly $10,000. House also profit'* 
Ing; pooling. 

"Saint Joan," Garrick (26th week). 
Theatre Guild has two attractlona ] 
on the list; "Joan" still being abla ' 
to turn a profit though the taim | 
incs are down to $5,000 or leas;' .j 
other attraction is "Fata Mor^ 
gana." 

"Sitling Pratty," Iroparial (10th 
iraek). Moved here Monday, 'With 
tbe scale reduced with the idea 
of attracting' trade to the largef 
capacity theatre. Ijast week was 
over $2,000 ahead of the prevloua 
week, the gross being $13,000. 
"Spring Cleaning," Eltlnge (82nd 
waek). Riding along to compare 
atlvely good business for thia 
stage of run, and may last through 
summer. Pace is around $7,000, 
which Is considerably better than 
even break on a pooling basis. 
"The Bride," 39th Street (6th week). 
Has not attracted more than me- 
diocre business. Management fig' 
ures on jumping because of steady 
withdrawals and few new shows 
. in sight. Last week, $5,000. 
"The Fatal Wadding," Rltz (2d 
week). Final week. Started oft 
all right, but that's all. After 
first three performances takings 
averaged under $400, and first 
week's total hardly $4,500. "Top 
Hole" may succeed. 
"The Goose Hangs High," Bijod 
20th week). Still making money, 
though pace has eased off to 
$6,500. Under pooling conditions, 
that figtire good enough to keep 
show going through summer. 
"The Kreutzer Sonata," Frazee (5th 
week). Was announced to close 
last Saturday, but management 
changed mind; may try to last . ; 
through the month. Largely cut ; 
rated; gross quoted over $5,000. i ; 

"The Miracle," Century>(2l8t week), -^ 
Last three weeks for. Gest's big-* 
gest 1 roductlon effort. Figuring 
on presenting Impressive panto- 
mime in several large cities next 
season. Cleveland after It, guar- 
anteeing $325,000 for five weeks. 
Gross here now about $25,000. 
"The Melody Man," 49th Street (6th 
week). Moved over from Rltz. 
Business showed no strength front 
the start, and can hardly last much 
longer. Pace last week about 
$4,500. Late arrival may hav4 
hurt chances. Extra advertising 
being used. 
"The Potters," Plymouth (27th" 
week). Held to nearly same grosa 
as week previous, the takings be- 
ing over $8,000. Is using cut rates. 
Betterment had been expected 
here, and for other attractionSi 
with the closing down of auc- I 
cesses, but that did not material^ 
Ize. 
"The Right to Dream," Punch and 
Judy. Stopped Saturday as ox- [ 
pected. Played two weeks, averag- ' 
ing $1,200 for each and that money 
gotten from cut rates. i 

"The Shame Woman," Comedy (35th 
week). Looks like this drama was ' 
about ready to call it season. Has ' 
made a good run of it which Is 
indicative of good road prospects. 
Grosses never exceptional but "~ 
percentage arrangement with cast i 
accounts for longevity. Last week i 
under $4,000. 
"The Show-Off," Playhouse (19th ; 
Week). Beating $14,000 weekly, or . 
virtual capacity. Has held firmly ! 
while most oTliers have slipped i 
and i» .a holdover candidate for i 
fall. With "Expressing Willie" it ; 
tops the non-musicals. ' 

"Two Strangers from Nowhere," 
Bayes. Stopped Saturday after 
eking out a meagre nine weeks. 
First five weeks played at Punch 
and Judy. Gait here $3,000, show 
having lost right along. Outside 
backing kept it going for some 
reason. 
"Vogues of 1924," Shubert (12th 
week). Took a sharp dive last 
week when total takings Were re- ' 
ported away under $10,000. Never ; 
did 1.1 ml for'real money. Shuberts 
likely to keep it going through 
month, expecting .some convention 
trade. 
"White Cargo," 03d St. (32d week). 
Dramnllc money rii.Tker which— 
.seems to have uniimited cut rate 
s.'xlfs Business between $7,000 
$8,000; has chance to run through 
summer. 



Bee Palmer in "Passing Show" 
Bee I'almer has been engaged for 
Rhubetrt's "Passing Show." No re- 
hearsal date has Icen' set. 



WednewUy, Jfune 11, 1W4 



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THE RED-BLOODED COMEDY DRAMA 





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By HATCHER HUGHES ' 






Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for 



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America's Best Play 



A FEW OF M MANY COOD WORDS FROM M PRESS 



"First-class entertainment Season's most exciting drama." 

—Burns Mantle, M. Y. Daily Newt. 

"An admirable play. Intensely interesting. One oan not afford to miss . 
it."— Alexander Woollcott. 

"Richly humorous and warmly human. A play of the first order. The 
character of the religious zealot is an achievement standing quite by itself 
in this or any other season. Vastly to the credit of the Pulitzer Board -- 
and to that- of the American theatre," — John Corbin, N. Y. Times. 



"Ranks well up in our first ten. Best thing theatre has done for itself." 

, —Heyivood Broun, N.Y. World. 

The outstanding play of the year. We were delighted to see it take the 
Pulitzer prize." — N. Y. Evening Post. 

"Has a ndi rein of fun running all through. Splendidly interesting 
jrfay."— J/. A. Goodrich, N. Y. Tribune. ■ ; , , 



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EXCERPTS FROM HUNDREDS OF ENTHUSIASTIC LETTERS FROM CLERGYMEm 



"Best play I have seen this season. Not only very satisfying entertain- 
ment, but a great moral lesson. Will do more than ten sermons." 

— Rev. Charles Francis Potter, 

"A Jiighly interesting play. It should promote the kind of religion whose 
fniit is morality." — Rev. Raymond C. Knox. 



"Held my eager attention from first to last. Rough without, but within 
full of flashing crystals. Mr. Hughes has made himself a teacher and 
benefactor of us all." — Rev. Newell Dtvight Hillis. 

"Not only a fine play, but it has a message that is very real." 

— Rev. Randolfth Ray. 



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Wednetda J, Jbi« 11, 19SC 



GEO. WHITE OBUGED TO SETHE 
OVERDUE DEBTS FOR SCENERY 



United Scenic Artists Call Upon Producer to Take 
Up $27,000 Due Law and Vail, Before Contract- 
ing for Current "Scandals" Production 



The United Scenic Artiste Asso- 
ciation, the only union known In 
which employers and employes are 
in the same organization, la carry- 
ing forth a policy determined on 
last season, wherein a manager In- 
debted to one studio cannot switch 
to another without first cleaning up 
the amount due. 

The case Is that of George White, 
Whose new "Scandals" production 
was threatened with being Indefi- 
nitely delayed. Heretofore, the 
"Scandals" production was turned 
out by the H. Robert Law Studios 
and the latter "carried" White from 
■eason to season. 

The forthcoming revue will have 
no painted scenery, it consisting of 
drapes bought abroad, and large 
props. The painting of the props 
was contracted for with the Siedle 
Studios operated by Gus Weldhaus 
and Charles Daley. 

Upon learning of the Siedle ar- 
rangements. Law made complaint 
to the U. S. A. A., showing that 
White was Indebted to him and. 
the Vail Construction Co., to the 
•um of about $25,000. The Siedle 
Studios }oln«d the union but re- 
cently, following a visit from the 
business agent of the U. 8. A. A., 
who pointed out that such a move 
would be advantageous. 

The U. 8. A. A. haa Jurisdiction 
over scenery, painting of properties, 
•cenlc designs, lobby displays, ex- 
hibition decorations, window dis- 
plays, and pageants, including 
Hoats. 

White was asked to attend a con- 
ference with the executive commit- 
tee of the Scenic Union. He at- 
tended, accompanied by Nathan 
Burkan as his attorney, and his 
bookkeeper. 

Lawyers were present In the in- 
terest of Law and Vail. The lat- 
ter, though not a member of the 
U, S. A. A., was Invited to partici- 
pate. White admitted the amounts 
due, subject to alight credits. White, 
Law, and Herbert Ward (who is 
associated with Law, and*~designed 
much of the "Scandals" productions 
In the past) were asked to repair 
to a private room. There, notes 
covering the Indebtedness were 
drawn up and later indorsed by Ar- 
nold Rothstein. 

It was not the intention of the 
U. S. A. A. for the parties con- 
cerned to be attended by counsel. 
The latter, 1 owever, withdrew be- 
fore the session was over, the at- 
torneys saying they were satisfied 
their clients were being fairly 
treated. It is said $10,000 of the 
amount due Law dated back to the 
first "Scandals" production. 



"DRIFTING" ROYALTY 



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S. Andrews' Suit Against Brady 
Bafora Court 



Walter Scott Andrews' aillt 
against William A. Brady for an 
aocounting of the royalties of 
"Drifting" In which Alice Brady 
starred In legit and Priscllla Dean 
In pictures was put over Wednes- 
day before Justice Wagner in tli« 
Supreme Court. Andrews, as the 
executor of the late Daisy Andrews' 
estate, claims there la money due 
from the stage and screen rights. 
Miss Andrewa wrote "Driftlntr" 
under the nom-de-plume of LeaUe 
Lorlng In collaboration with John 
Colton. The latter la a technical 
defendant with Brady. 

The producer, through Xathan 
Vldaver, his attorney, alleges 
everything due the authoress has 
been paid her and sets forth that 
the ]>roper manner In which to pro- 
ceed in this action Is to examine 
him (Brtidy) to determine how 
much money is due and thte bring 
an action at law for that amouAt,- 
instead of an accountliig a<ilt as 
now. Justice Wagner will deter- 
mine this question. If he upholds 
Brady's contention, the suit will 
be set back atiout a year In trial; 
otherwise it goes to trial Im- 
mediately. 



SUMMER SALARY CUTS 
SAD FOR THE CASTERS 



^ONE HEUIVA NIGHT' 
LASTED AS LONG 

Cheese Club Had One Per- 

fermance— Took $1,724.20 

and Quit at Harris 



"One Helura Nlifht," presented 
for the first time last Wednesday 
night at tha il^arrla by tba mem- 
bers of tha Chaeaa Club, dosed at 
the concluaion of tha flrat perform- 
ance. 

The play threatened to go right 
on. Indefinitely, and doubtleaa would 
have gone on bad the mambars de- 
cided that taking $1,7:4.>0 from tba 
poat-convention apendara In Qotham 
was a feat they might not hope to 
dttplicate. 

Those who contributed the 
$1,724.20 to tha Chaesa boys to see 
the show made no vociferous de- 
mand for tba author, so it was Just 
as well that Joe Swerllng remained 
In Boston. Adequate wa.nlng was 
given the contributors of tha little 
neat-egg that "One Heluva Night" 
waa the world'a wOnst show. 

It was. 



LEAPS FROM AUTO 



Actors Stalling Agencies on 

Commission — Threats to 

Leave Work 



Fprmar "Follias" Qirl'a Story and 
Comp^niona* Tala Po Not Jiba 

San Francisco, June 10. 

Mrs. Marion Day Berrien, who 
said she Is a former "Follies" girl, 
and is en route to, China to m^et 
her husband, was taken to a hos- 
pital here from Golden Gate Park, 
where aha had fallen from an au- 
tomobile. 

The woman was cut and bt-ulsed, 
but will ba up and around In a few 
days. She said aba was riding In 
an automobile with two men, and 
was forced to lean out of the car 
to avoid being attacked by the men, 
whom she said had robbed her after 
a gay party. 

Something went wrong with the 
narrative, however, as the two ac- 
CLsed men went volurtarily to tba 
hospital, and afterward told the po- 
lice a stralghtfdrward story. They 
said that Mrs. Berrian suddenly be- 
came hysterical and Itoped from 
the machine without any apparent 
reason. 

When she recovers, Mrs. Berrian 
will proceed to China. 



INSDE STUFF 



ON LEGIT 



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iUI Htlarlca of Itoand the Town" ware fully p«14 off last week. I4| « 

ShutMft paid over |S,«00 to tba chorus on tha day tha show cloaed. Though I 

It was denlad flhabart was Intareatad in tba revus^ tt la stated he own«« i 

26 par cant of the stock Issued in anotfaer nama. ^ 

Checks to the amount of It.SOO ware given to the out the final day a| I 

tha show, responsibility for tha salaries being on tba producers, HenrH I 

Mankiewlcs and iS Jay Kaufman. Tba latter had already gone to Europi^ « 

with the buck paaeed to Mankiewlcs, who borrowed about $1,600 to cov«C i. 

the checks. Harry Kaufman, a brother of Jay, put up tha balance of tb» h 

money needed. Harry Is In the knitting business. ] 

One of tbosa Interested in tba show planned to use tha production for K '*. 

road show next season. It was reported tha scenery was replevlned for u 
amounts due to supply men. 

ISdlth Ellis, author of "White Collars." who has baan visiting In Lot 'i 

.Vngeles, was not saUsfled wltb tba production clven tba play at Egatfg ^ 

Little Theatro. Last week she took the company in band, gave theat '4 

personal direction and augmented the play by a prolog, which she had | 

written but eliminated by Lillian Albertson who directed the original < 

production. • S 

Miss Ellis also made several minor changes in the ca«t. The ffra^ * 
performance of the revised production took place Sunday night, with a 
number of 'ba local newspaper reviewers attending. 

Miss Ellis stated that In Its present shape the play would be produced 
in N^w York but that ai yet no arrangements for a theatre had been 
made. 



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The name of a certain producer of small road musical shows has been 
stricken from the list of all reputable agencies casting glrla for shows. 
This action follows statements obtained by an old Una agency from two 
girls sent to this producer. 

The girls charge they passed the preliminary "exams," and were told It 
would be necessary to "Strip." The models walked from one room to att« 
other, only to find, they said, that other men had been admitted to tha 
room where the producer was to "look the girls over." 

The girls say the men started to maul them and they laughed their way 
out of an uncomfortable situation. When they had gotten away they 
reported back to the agency and were advised to take the matter up 
with the police. 



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Mlstlnguett Is still a pet of Paris, anck was a generation and mora 
ago. Her public appearance here for the first time In "Innocent Eyes ' has 
attracted much Interest. J. J. Sbubert figured her fame would be a box 
(iflBce card, eve i though the French star \vas skeptical about that. 

Mlstlnguett yet can earn a bigger revenue in Parts now than here, and !• 
due to return In about six weeks. 

Whether "Eyes" will continue without her is a question. The new 
French revue is probable. In 1904 Mlstlnguett was the Du Barry of 
Paris. She originated the Apanba dance, the Idea really being that of 
.Max Dearly's, Mlstlnguett was then singing In a cabaret. With the Apacha 
a sensation her fame was assured. Damla, the present Parisian sensatloi^ 
has succeeded Mlstlnguett. It was Dearly who dug up Damla from no* 
where, too. 



OFFICEKS OF T. P. E. 

The Theatrical Press Representa- 
tives of America, Inc., held their 
annual meeting this week, and 
elected the following officers: 
Wells Hawks, president; B. E. 
Pidgeon, first vi^e-presldent; Sam 
Li. Gerson, second vice-president; 
Campbell B. Casad, third vice- 
president; H. Elliott Stuckel, rec- 
ording secretary; Francis E. Reld, 
corresponiting secretary; C. P. 
Greneker, treasurer, and Board of 
Governors, Walter J. Kingley, Ann 
OroBvener Ayres, Mrs. E. A. 
Bachelder, Will J. Guard, Mules 
Murphy and William Roddy. 

As representatives on the Board 
of Governors of the International 
Theatrical Association Wells Hawks 
and Ned Holmes were elected dele- 
gates and Wlllard D. Coxey and 
Walter K. Hill, alternates. 



The wholesale summer cuts in 
salaries of players appearing In 
current productions have hit the 
casting offices which negotiated the 
engagements a wallop. 

In most Instances the players 
have persuaded the casters into 
carrying their commission accounts 
over the summer, until their sal- 
aries are again normal. 

When the casters are not amen- 
able to the idea the players talk of 
stepping out and getting a stock 
engagement. That generally quiets 
the squawk, the casters preferring 
the gamble to nothing at all. 

In one Instance recently where 
the summer cuts went In the pro- 
ducer suggested they withhold fur- 
ther commissions to the casting of- 
fice that placed them to defray part 
of the decrease, claiming he would 
adjust matters with the agency. 

His Idea of adjustment was a 
threat that unless the agent waived 
commissions he would get no fur- 
ther work from him. 



TLAIN JANE' LEFT TO BROOKS 

t/ouls J. Isquith, producer of 
"Plain Jane," has resigned as presi- 
dent of the corporation, retaining 
a portion of the stock. Walter 
Brooks, co-producer. Is actively 
directing the company's affairs. 

Isquith is a lawyer. Differences 

arose over business n^atters. 

"Jane" Is playing the New Am- 
sterdam under sharing terms which 
call for EO-50 up to $10,000 gross, 
with 60 per cent going to the at- 
traction thereafter. It is said the 
operation expense of tlje house with 
the current attraction Is $5, SCO, 
Which means nn even break, t'he 
show averaging about $13,500 gross 
weekly. 



POLLT PBEFEBSED" IN L. A. 

San Francisco, June 10. 

Following the run of "Julio and 
Romyetto" at the Alcazar Geme- 
vieve Tobln and the members of the 
company now supporting her as 
well as those who appeared in the 
Alcazar production of "Polly Prefer- 
red" will be transferred to Dos 
Angelee to present "Polly Preferred" 
at the Majastlc. 

When the Dos Angeles run of 
"Polly" Is ended the company will 
remain to appear In a revival of 
"The Nervous Wreck" with £Mward 
Horton featured and Barbara Gur- 
ney playing opposite. 



ADMIBED BINO ABOVE SHOW 

PauUna Kellar. t1, was held la 
$1,010 ball oy Magistrate l.<evine, of 
the West Side polica court, to await 
the action of tba Grand Jury, 
charged wI'Ji grand larceny pre- 
ferred by Charles Hennessey, SOS 
West 20tb street 

Hennessey said be took ^he girl 
to the Central theatre one night. 
She admired his diamond ring, 
which cost him $600. She asked 
permission to wear It He granted 
her that permission. Then Pauline 
had a deslra to 'phone, and Hen 
nessey didn't sea tbe girl again un- 
til after tha deteMIves arrested her. 
The girl had tba ring. 

"I am not going to encourage in- 
cidents of this character by dismis- 
sing tnis case," tbe Magistrate said. 



Bertha Broad's Broadway engagement in "The Right to Dream," 
authored by her husband, Irving Kaye Davis, press agent for Mineralava. 
recalls last season, when Miss Broad was t'l" subje of nine-tenths of 
the letters written to the dramatic editors of the town. For a few per« 
(ormances she played opposite Walter Hampden in "Romao and Juliet* 
over In Flatbush, and more people than could possibly have seen the per* 
formances wrote letters to tha d. e. saying Jane Cowl alongside of Berth* 
Broad was but a fair Juliet. 

In the play written and produced for her, however, she didn't get tha 
same reception from the Broadway boys. Percy Hammond, in th« 
"Herald-Tribune," classed ber as an actress trying to make herself pleas* 
ant while some of the other play boys of the drama passed ber up alto* 
gether. • ■ • 



FOUR "JESSIE JAMES" 
Plans have been made for tbe 
opening In Berlin the latter part, of 
August of "Little JesHie James."! 

Four companies of "Jessie James" 
go out next season, the New Yqck 
company ot>ening in Boston ab^ut 
August 4, another opening in Chi- 
cago, while the other two will play 
routes. 



O'HARA'S CONCERT TOUR 

Flske O'Hara. the Irish tenor, for 
some time under the management 
of Augustus Pltou, Jr., has gone to 
Italy to study and In the fall be 
will make a concert tour. Pltou 
has engaged Joseph Regan, an Irish 
tenor and former vaudeville actor, 
to star In a new show in the fall- 
Regan, as a star, will fill in on 
the time previously given to O'Hara 
on the road. 



The Tinney trouble ba^ recalled to some the former Winter Garden 
scene wltb Jim Corbett In one of the "Passinr Shows.*' Tinney, areulntf 
with Corbett, beseeches Jim never to strike a woman. The point was (by 
Tinney): "No, never strike a woman; use this," jwlntlng significantly t^ 
his foot. 

Miss Wilson, in her $100,000 damage suit against the oomedlan, alleged 
that "the defendant violently assaulted the plaintiff herein and did 
beat, bruise, wound and 111 treat her, and In a brutal manner did strlk4 
and kick the plaintiff herein upon her head, arms, legs and othe^ 
parts of her body." 

Kendler & Goldstein, TInney's lawyers, will file a "general denial." 



Lep Solomon, treasurer of tha Music Box, has gone to Bermuda, witll 
Mrs. Solomon, to enjoy a vacation and to hunt cnlcns. Lep la equipped 
with camera and telescopic lenses and will photograph Irare species of 
the onion family, to be added to the collection In tbe American Museum 
of Natural History. 
Bill Norton, manager of the Music Box, wUl sumnter at Far Rockaway< 
The payroll at the Music Box Is no more. Attaches usually kept on 
pay through the Bumme«r are out of luck. Houses controlled by "round 
robin" managers are closed and nobody knows when they will open. ThM 
automatically puncttires ^e summer payroll 



YIDDISH REVUE IN 2 GROUTS 

Chernlafsky and his Orientals, a 
Ruaso-TIddlsh revue which will 
open In tbe fall, has spilt Into two 
entities. The orchestra, under 
JoBepb Chemiafsky's direction. Is 
In its third week of an Indefinite 
stay at the National theatre down- 
town. 

The show proper Is touring the 
Bronx and' Harlem Tlddlsh houses. 
In the fall, both will unite again. 



No. 2 "Plain 4ane" in Chi ; 
A second company of "Pliin 
Jane" will be sent ta Chicago. Tfhi 
company is being assembJed. 



Buzzell 8Ke«v Getting Ready 
Eddie Buzzell will 'be featured- in 
"Good for Nothing Jon,en," the musi- 
cal comedy by the lale Aaron Hoff- 
m>in, which goes *lnfb rehearsal 
June 28 under the direction' of A'. 
L. Jones and Morris Green. 



With this year as the 50th anniversary of the production of "Evange-* 
line," Edward E. Rice, veteran producer and the man who introduced 
opera bouffe into America, is planning for its revival on Broadway. 

One famous character has lived down from "Evangeline," the Lone 
Fislioi-r' — w. H. Crane played the original ro'e ai '1 later, whlcb 
Louis Parker wrote "Pomander Walk," late in the century, that play 
held a similar role In The Eyesore, a fisherman who fished continuously 
on the banks of the Thames and landed his fish only as the curtail! 
descended. "Marjolaine," the musical "Pomander Walk'" produ-ced at th* 
Broadhurst by Russell Janney two years ago, held the same character. 



Sam Leavltt says he was ahead of a show, so far ahead, that he had 
to wildcat to make sure the troupe had consecutive time. Sam dropped 
Into a city and met the agent of a well-known show. In the exchange 
of greetings, with agents usually, telling each other about their attrac- 
tions, etx^., the man asked Sam the name of his show. Sam told him 
what It was, saying the last he heard things were o. k. The other a^ent 
asked him when he had last heard and Sam said, "Well, I have two weeks' 
salary coming and am now starting my third." The other man told Sam 
his show had closed two weeks before. Nobody nad taken the trouble X.6 
notify Sam. "^ 



"Hugus Millions" Next Fsll | 
Mark' Reed's play, *Tlit Hugus 
Minions," has been aituiifed by 
Guthrie McCUntbck, Who will pto- 
duce it next season. 



The unusual has happened in Elmlra, N. Y. That town is a one-night 
stand, according to tho big show 'bookers, and business with mcst of the 
troupes going in there In recent years has not been any too enoourtiKing. 
"Abie'^s Irish Rose" goes in there and. Instead of playing one or two nights, 
as the caso generally runs for traveling combinations, the show re-, 
maineda week and chalked up over $11,000. 



J. Harlan Thompson has two new plays expected to be produced next 
season, but Thompson is not making public the title of either. He says 
his orifclnal title may not be so original by production time. 

Thompson bases this belief upon the announcement, some time ago, that 
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Wednesday, June 11, 1984 



N 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



GUEST STAR** IN STOCK NO 
LONGER PROFITABLE FOR HOUSE 



Stock Managers Prefer Regular Gimpaniet — 
Novelty Worn OfF Visiting Players — Florence 
Reed's Flop at Washington. 



The popularltr of the "(UMt 
ptar" arrangement In stock la de- 
cidedly on the wane. 

In previous years legit stars and 
near stars featured In plays enjoyed 
a, lucrative revenue with the sum- 
mer stocks at salaries much larger 
than their set legit figures In the 
plays they had appeared In. 

With the scheme new it was a 
monify maker for the house. It 
continued to make money until the 
atunt became general. 

Stock managers now prefer to do 
any plunging they can l-.i securing 
new bills, and keeping together 
strong companies rather than book- 
ing In expensive players, who des- 
pite any drfiwing power in the 
metropolitan cities had none in the 
smaller communities. 

The "guest star" system has 
provert Its futility this season, 
tieonard Wood's attempt with 
Florence Reed in Washington, D. C. 
was a striking example. 

Miss Reed, In "The Lullaby" at 
the Knickerbocker, Nev.- York, had 
seldom drawn under $16,000 n?ekly 
grosses for ntany wec'.is, yet In the 
stock presentation in Washington, 
and with the same show, classified 
as sensationally sexy, thj niace did 
scarcely $2,500 on the week. 



CHOICE FOR MUSICALS 



"Irene" and "Qingham Qirl" Equally 
Popular " 



"Irene" and "The Qingham Girl" 
seem to be running neck and neck 
for popular honors in the stock bills 
and are practically crowding out the 
other pieces available for stock pur- 
poses. 

The condition Is said to be 
prompted by the,, fact that both 
pieces are released in two versions, 
one with chorus and the other with- 
out. The latter version is exception- 
ally popular in small town stocks 
that do not wish to incur the 
extra expense and trouble of paying 
and drilling a chorus <or the single 
week showing. 

In the chorusless version a male 
or female quartet is substituted to 
carry the harmony of the song num 
t>er8 and in most instances the prin 
cipals carry the songs alone. 



New Stock at Qlickman'a in Fall 
Chicago, June 10. 
Olickmna's Palace will close for 
the season today. The house will 
reopen in August with a new stock. 



STOCKS 



The Lillian 4>e8monde stock com- 
pany will open the summer season 
at the Idora Park Casino Theatre, 
Idora Park, O., next week and has 
elected as the Initial offering "The 
Alarm Clock." 

The company comes to Youngs- 
town almost intact from a recent 
run in Massachusetts. Besides Miss 
Desmonde the members of the or- 
ganization are William Courneen, 
Johnny Rowe, Marie Fountain, Ger- 
.ald Lundegare, Gordan Mitchell, 
Ruth Frederica,. George Kennth, 
James Wells, H. H. Fitch, J. Ham- 
mond and George Brown. 

Matinees will be given the last 
tour days of each week, the weekly 
performances being limited to lO- 



The players Guild has begun its 
kecond summer of stock dramatic 
productions at the Davidson, Mil- 
waukee, under the direction of 
James Gleason. In the company 
are Elizabeth Risdon, Robert 4rm- 
•trong, Lucile Webster, John Thorn, 
Harry Irving, John Ravdld, Doris 
Kelly, Mrs. M. C. Gleason and 
Quarburton GuHbert. The com- 
pany's opening bill was "The First 
Year," followed by a play called 
^Oypsy Jim." "Secrets" Is this 
Week's bill. 



An entirely new company of 10 
persons, only one of whom ever 
played there before, will open the 
Eiitch's Gardens' summer stock sea- 
son in Denver June 16. 

As reported ■ last week, June 
Walker and Nerval Keedwell will 
play the leads. Others in the com- 
pany are Charles Waldron, Dian- 
the Pattlson, Mable Colcord, Dudley 
Hawley, George Parren, Helen Bax- 
ter, Butler Dixon and C. Henry 
Gordon. 

Charles E. Blaney, In addition to 
the Cecil Spooner stock, plans to 
continue next season at the Metrop- 
olis, New York, and will organize 
a new company for the Fifth Ave- 
nue, Brooklyn, also another for the 
Strand, Hoboken, N. J. The latter 
house Is operating with burlesque 
etock for the summer. 



Openings of summer stocks schod- 
iled for the next fortnight include 
the following: Rollo Lloyds com- 
pany at Elltch's Gardens, Denver; 
"Nate Goldstein Players at the Moun- 
tain Park, Holyoke, Mas.-?.; Guy 
Harrington's company at Hlngh.im- 
ton, N. Y., and Lawrence R. Trum- 
bull at Parmlngton, Me., Juno 23. • 

Ann Singleton (Mrs. Al Lutt- 
''nger) who was reported to have 
Jeft Al high and dry last week In 
'J'^thlehem, Pa., where he Is operat- 



ing a stocK at the Kurts, denied the 
substitution of Betty Browne as 
lead had Anything to do with her 
departure last week. She had run 
over to New York to spend the 
week-end with friends. 



"Red Kisses" will have its Initial 
stage presentation by the Prospect 
stocks, Bronx. It is said to be a 
combination of sex conditions of 
other plays. 

The authors are the Blaney 
Brothers, Charles and H. Clay. 

The feminine lead may be played 
by Cecil Spooner. 



IT 



MORE WORRY FOR 
WIVES OF YUAN, N. Y. 

Recently Closed Tab Shows 

Out of Town— Now Comes 

Musical Stock Company 



Tommy Whalen is assembling the 
cast of a musical stock company 
which will play Yulan, N. Y„ In 
July, This bit of Information, by 
itself, won't set the world aflre, but 
when It Is remembered that the 
wives of a number of Yulan men 
recently gave the blonde* and bru- 
nettea of a road tab show just a 
few moments to get out of the place 
a lo.t of people can see right oft 
Just what ma)r happen In Yulan 
when the Whalen beauties arrive. 

The Yulan stock company will 
play two shows a week for an indefi- 
nite period. 



$10,000 FOR SERIAL 

"Down My Street" Charlotte 
- Carter's Story 



The Shuberts may produce "The 
Kid Himself," a comedy drama, in 
the fall. 

Bernard Shubert, the author but 
na relative, is collaborating on a 
drama with Charlotte Carter, former 
actress and newspaperwoman. 

Miss Carter Is aald to have re- 
ceived (10,000 for her serial atory, 
"Down My Street," and claimed to 
be a true story of Broadway. 



LOVE AflS POUCE 

Indianapolis, June 10. 

France* Barczynskl, 18, of Chi 
cago. came here for the speedway 
races. A hotel clerk fell In love 
with her and proposed. Frances 
said she had danced In "Melody 
and Art." InjChlcago. While wait- 
ing to glve^he clerk her mo- 
mentous "answer," Frances ran out 
of funds, and "borrowed" MO from 
a room-mate with which to return 
to Chi. The room-mate told the 
police and detectives recovered the 
money. 

The local police say they will re- 
turn Frances over to her parents 
if they will send her the money to 
pay for her transportation. 



"Home," a new comedy by Viola 
Brothers Shore, Action writer, and 
Hale Hamilton, is' being given a 
trial this week, by the Poll Players 
a.C the Palace. Hartford. The piece 
Is owned by John Golden, A. H. 
Van Buren is directing. 



The wind-up of the Alhambra, 
Brooklyn, N. Y„ stock season 
Saturday showed a handsome profit 
on the consecutive engagement of 
the company under Cecllf Owen's 
direction. 



The Lakewood, Me., stock opens 
Its 24th season June 16, with Barry 
Whltcomb again directing. Among 
its members are John Harrington, 
Robert Hudson, Nicholas Joy, Jean 
Adair, Dorothy Stickney, Georgie 
Backus. 



KAT SOBSOH IK "SHOW-OFT' 

Augustus Pitou is seeking terri- 
torial rights to "The Show-Oflt" for 
next season. He win star Majr Rob- 
son In the role Helen Lowell la now 
playing, if he Is eucceaefuL 



FATHE'S STOCK AT OOFLET 

Iden Pajm* will take over the 
Copley, Boston, for a summer sea- 
son of stock, beginning June tl. 



Joe Cook Starred — Ned Wayburn 
May Stage Carroil'a Show 

Earl Carroll'B "Vanltlea" win aUr 
Joe Cook, no other name appearing 
on the title of the rerue or in the 
billing. 

The forthcomlns Teralon may 
have to seek « new home, aa Flo 
Ziegfeld has an option on the Biajrl 
Carroll theatre Sept I, when the 
present renting arrangement ex- 
pires. 

A report this week aald Ned 
Wayburn may stage the new "Vani- 
ties." 



DISPUTE OVER SUITE 



Author or Producers Must Pay 
MoAlpin Hotel $1,000 



Somel>ody owes the Hotel McAlpin 
a bill of $1,000 for a suite of three 
rooms occupied for six weeks by 
Irving Kaye Davis, author of "The 
Right to Dream," now playing the 
Punch and Judy. 

Mr. and Mrs. Davis (Bertha 
Broad, star of the play) used the 
suite for rehearsals, also, but Davis 
explains that he accepted the ar- 
range.tient in lieu of $500 advance 
royalty when S. K. and B, S. Knauer 
agreed to produce the play. 

The hotel management gave the 
bill to Davis, who directed that It 
be given to >he Knauers. They 
passed it back and said Dav is should 
pay It. Meanwhile the hotel has 
informed Davis of its intention to 
sue him. 

The play Is getting a break and 
wl!i. It Is reported, clear a profit on 
a $2,O0S weekly gross. Equity nas 
permitted the show to close any 
time without notice. 



MBS. COHN 0ISCHAS6ED 

Mrs. Louis Cohn, wife of the 
ticket broker, arrested last Friday 
for violating qne of *te newest traf- 
fic regulations, which makes it a 
misdemeanor to park a car on cer- 
tain streets, was discharged when 
arraigned in the YorkviUe Traffic 
Court on Saturday last. Mrs. Cohn 
became so Incensed at the police- 
man's attitude toward her that she 
struck him on the Jaw. 

In court, the magistrate censured 
the ttollceman. He said a warning 
Is sufficient until the driving public 
Is given a fair opportunity to be- 
come fimlllar with the new "don'ts.' 



SUIT OYEB "FLOF" SHOW 

Henry Manklewlcx, dramatic 
writer on the New York "Times,' 
has been sued for $S00 by Arthur 
H. Gutman, music arranger and 
composer. Mankiewlcz was one of 
the producers of "Round the Town," 
which flopped. The claim I* for 
orchestrations, the defendant hav- 
ing engaged Gutman. 

Gutman says the other pro- 
ducers are not involved. 



ATTEKFTS SUICIDE 

Sidney Schender, 22, chorus man, 
rented a room in a house on 19th 
street, last Sunday, paid for it In 
advance, and a few hours later 
turned on the gas In an attempt to 
end Ills life. Other roomers, traced 
the gas and broke Into the room. 
Schender was taken to Bellevue 
Hospital after a pulmotor had been 
used. 

He will recover, and tell his story 
In Jefferson Market CourL 



WITH THE AGENTS 

' Charles Bradbury, ahead of "The 
Gingham Girl," Is on Broadway prior 
to spending the summer at hla home. 
Emmett Callahan was back with 
this show. 

Louis Reld did some special prese 
work on "The Fatal Wedding" at the 
Ritz. 

Ed Paul Is handling the advance 
for "Mud," although It Is understood 
that the show will open "cold" in 
New York according to present 
arrangements. 

Mike Shannon recently sold hie 
New Jersey theatrical circuit to 
Walter J. Reade and came to New 
York Thursday to hold a reunion 
with many of the managers and 
agents with shows who at one time - 
played some of Mike's houses. 

Al. Herman, who managed the 
"Whispering Wires" show on its 
trip to the Coast, is on Broadway. 
Dan Slattery was the man ahead. 

Lepn Victor and Artiiur Ryan, 
who' handled one of "The Covered 
Yi^agon" road outfits, have returned 
to Broadway. 

William Roddy and Lee Ryley, 
management and advance for one of 
"The Covered Wagon" outfits, are 
back In New York. 



VICTOR HERBERT'S WILL 



HEW COAST FLAT 

Los Angeles, June 10. 
Ftank E^gan will shortly put Into 
rehearsal "Money, Money" a comedy 
drama wlilch he and Charlton 
Andrews adapted firom Ander 
Gabin'a Hungarian play, of- the same 
name. 



Howard Hall, who played the title 
role in "The Old Soak," when Jack 
Roselelgh, regular lead with the 
Hudson stock. Union Hill, N. J., 
failed to put in an appearance last 
week, will continue as leading man 
with the organization. Halll Jumped 
into the title role of "The Old Soak" 
last week at a few hours' notice. 
Jack Roselelgh, leading man, was 
indisposed. Hall continued through- 
out the week. 

Howard Hull Jumped Into the 
title role of "The Old Soak, played 
by the Hudson Stock Company, 
Union Hill, N. J., last week, at a 
few hours notice. Jack Roselelgh, 
leading man, w.is indisposed. Hall 
continued throughout the week. 



The rivalry existing between the 
two mystery plays, "The Bat" and 
"Cat and the Canary," for stock 
presentation seems to keep the lat- 
ter In the lead principally becau.se 
of the lower royalty staked for It, 



Wall.ico Ford, who riosed with 
Pigs," which had Its Initial show- 
ing at ' AtlanUc City, last week, 
leaves for Cleveland. He will Join 



Denver Dramatle Critic Reslgna 
Denver, June 10. 

Frank E. White, for years dra- 
matic critic of the Denver Poat, has 
resigned from that poslttoln and will 
handle publicity for the Bllbch's 
Gardens, stock, this season. 

White is regarded aa one of the 
foremost critics of the Weat. 



•Old Heidelberg" Revival 
The Shuberta may revive "Old 
Heidelberg" with an all-star cast for 
summer presentation. Rumor aays 
rehearsals will start in about two 
weeks, with SIgmund Romberg to 
modernize the score. 



the Bob McLaughlin Plajrera for 
three weeks. " , ; ■ 

The C. D. Peruchl Players closed 
last week at the Lyrlo Knoxvllle, 
Tcnn., and opened Monday at the 
Bijou, Chatanooga. for a summer 
run'. The same company la retained. 



The Duffy stock at Montreal Is 
trying out this week the Milton Her- 
bert Cropper play, "Ladloa of the 
Evening." 



Jamee Crane in Hospital 
I Chicago, June !•. 

James Crane Is in a hospital here 
for an operation. 

He was to have starred la "On 
the Stairs," at the Central, but has 
been replaced by Jack Motte, who 
came from a^Dee Molnea stook com- 
pany. 



Chi Shows Start at 8:48 

Chicago, June 10. 

"Oil the etalrs" and "The Wer- 
wolf" open at 8:16 nightly, owing 
to the operation of the daylight 'sav- 
ing ordinance. 

The first matinee of the lattef 
production was called off because of 
the small audience. 



Byrne's Road Musical 
Jack Byrne Is casting a new mus- 
ical from his own pen, entitled "A 
Night on Broadway," planned aa a 
roaul attraction. 

Alberta Davidson heads the cast, 
which includes the White Sisters. 



"Sweet Little Devil" for Road 

I>awrence Schwab is recastlntr 
"The Sweet Little Devil" for an- 
other try on the road, scheduled for 
opening late In July. 



ENGAGEMENTS 

Phil Dwyer, "The Purple Co*,' 
Musical Comedy C^uilil production. 



Eetate Valued at |38,00Q, But Roy- 
alties Will Inoreaa* 

Victor Herbert. In hla wlU filed 
for probate In the Surrogates' 
Court, New Torls City, left aa 
estate valued at "more than |U,OM.'' 
The wUl waa dated May St, last * 
year — one year, lacking two day*, 
prior to hla death. 

Mrs. Herbert ia beaueathed the . 
compoaer'a late home. 111 Weat 
108th street: a third Interest in the 
composer's copyrights, and a haM 
interest in the retl^iie of the eatate. 

Ella Herbert, the daughter, to 
bequeathed the other half Intereat 
In the estate, and a two-thirds ln> 
terest In the copyright*. 

paving provided a liberal edu- 
cation for, and ut time* made fin- 
ancial advance* to, ClUtord Herbert, 
the son, the compoaer provided • 
cash bequest In his wUl of |10,00« 
for blm. 

Accrued royalttoa from aheet 
music and mechanleal reproduction* 
will make the estate much larger 
than the approximated cum off «>' 
$3G,000, It la thought 



"TBT IT WITH AIICE^" HEW 

"Try It With Alice," a new farce- 
comedy by Allen Lelber, Is *ohed- 
uled to open at the 5Znd Street the- 
atre, June 21. The producer Is A. J. 
Malby, with the ahow being staged 
by Claud E. Archer. 

In the cast are B. 8. Lewln, Ted 
W. Gibson, Frank Martina. W. U 
Thome, Joan Storm, Beatrice 
Maude, Lucetta Parker, Jack Stew- 
art. 

On the abort road trip, Robert '> 
Spohn will handle the press work^ 
while Malby will act as the com> 
pany manager. 



FOX STUDIO CHAH0E8 

Lo* Angeles, June 1' 
Ben Jackson, recently made gen- 
eral studio manager of the Fox stu- 
dios, supplanting Fred Kley, haa 
appointed Richard Donaldson, for- 
mer business manager, as his as- 
sistant, replacing Arthur Cee. Te 
take over Donaldson's Job he haa 
assigned Harry Bailey from the 
capacity of a company buainea* 
manager. 

Bailey at one time was manager 
of the Alhambra, New York. 



"CQAMF KISSER" ifAm ^Tf S 

Cleveland, June 10. 

Vera King and Morris Lederer 
were married here, leaving for Ry« 
N. Y., to spend their honeymoon. 

Mrs. Lederer Is a former chonia 
girl In "Vanities." and Mr. Lederer 
is a Cleveland merchant. 



"No, No, Nanette" Personnel 
Chicago, June 10. 
Anna Wheaton has returned te 
the cast of "No, No, Nanette," and 
Muriel Hudson has stepped out. 

Louise Groody Is featured. al« 
though Blanche Ring has arrived t* 
replace Georgia O'Ramey la th* 
<Mune show. 



Mrs. Fiske Close* 
Mrs Fixke, In "Helena's Boy*,* 
dosed Haturday at the Sbubert* 
Itivlera. 



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VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, June 11. 1924 



UTHE THEATRES 



TBIANGLE ART PLATEBS 

The current bill given by the Tri- 
angle Art Players at their tiny play- 
house In Greenwich Village keeps 
pace with the high standards of 
dramatic artistry set by this ac- 
complished group during the past 
few seasons. 

June 6 a new program was in- 
augurated by the director, Kathleen 
Kirkwood, containing two ^ rather 
serious efforts, produced on a com- 
paratively large scale, and one de- 
lightful little comic playlet, provid- 
ing the necessary relief in the way 
of laughs. 

'H'h* Laughter of the Gods" 

Kinff Karnoi Richard Abbott 

Volce-of-the-Oods Josepli L.. BattI* 

Ictatharlon Charlea Penman 

LudUirma J. Warren Sterling 

Han>a«&s Charlea Rdgcomb 

Tbarmla, wife of Ichtharlon.. Marion Barte 

Arolind, wife of Ludlbraa Sara Haden 

Carolyx, wife of Uarpacaa ISditb Broder 

Tha Executioner liUlaa Brucker 

The Camel Driver I>eah Dofllo 

Iktra, the Kln»'a Attendant Mlml Ro.'e 

The Queen Delia Muunta 

This Dunsany classic was well 
worth producing, but at the second 
performance (Friday night) it 
sagged a bit In spots, as some of 
th6 cas^ were not quite up in their 
lines. Neither this nor the general 
heaviness of the play could drown 
the beauty of the lines or the poetic 
appeal of the whole. 

The destruction ecene at the fin- 
ish was astonishingly well done, 
considering the Umltatlons of the 
small stage and mechanical effects. 
Another feature was the lighting, 
ai>d also the colorful and rich coe- 
tumea of the Babylonian period. 

Joseph Ik Battle a« the prophet, 
Richard Abt>ott as King Karnoa and 
Charles Penman aa Ichtharlon were 
outstanding. The piece was pre- 
sented in three short acts, but, with 
all due reverence to Lord Dunaany, 
it would have been more appeal- 
ing had it been somewhat con- 
densed. 

"The Coming of Jim* • 

Mr*. O'dormui..., Dell« Monnta 

Mrs. Balnea Celeata llaoAithur 

Nan Eldkb Broder 

Beaaie Hannah Hyman 

Kay Enia Houtbton 

I»o Minnie Maud 

Jamea Crippa Charlea Penman 

Bd Balna Edward Ifarchant 

Dr. Gray Rlobard At>bott 

Tad , Mlml Reae 

Clarence Derwent, co-author and 
director of "The Coming of Jim," 
has appeared aa a legitimate actor 
on Broadway. His playlet la a stark 
and gripping character etudy of the 
London LImehouse slums, with a 
bestial drunkard and wife-beater 
aa the central figure. 

Handicapped by Its unrelieved In- 
tensity and razor-Uke incisiveness, 
it managed to be almost completely 
convincing. 

There is a tortured child-birth 
just off-stage, with the woman's 
piercing shrieks clearly heard, and 
a brutal murder in eight, while 
three of the slayer's children also 
look on. 

This was the best acted of the 
evening. Charles Penman won the 
thespian laurels as the cockney 
beast. Edith Broder did well in the 
difficult part of an adolescent grirl, 
and two children added noteworthy 
bits. The piece was particularly 
well set and staged. 

"Renovated" 

The Woman.... T.«ah Doffle 

The Man Charlea Penman 

The Conductor Arthur Leroy 

With Just the proper satire at 
some of our more ridiculous divorcp 
and marriage conventions, birt with 
enough laughs to keep it defi- 
nitely from ever becoming serious, 
this playlet proved the highlight as 
entertainment. 

John Milton Hagen has poked 
subtle fun at the Idiosynerasies of 
those who regard Ueno as more of 
a plearure resort than a harbor of 
refuge from matrimonial woes. 

A few slight changpt. would make 
this piece a likely bit of vaudeville 
material. The running tin^s is 
short, the scene Is a simple Pullman 
set, the cast has only two people 
(except for u voice off-stage) and 
the material is of the sort that, with 
a little hoke, gets under the akin 
of tw>o-a-day patrons. At present 
some of the lines are a little above 
their heads. 

Charles Penman, appearing for 
the third time, added another ca- 
pable performance; but Lieah Dof- 
fle appeared more or less miscast. 
Perhaps the fault is not entirely 
hers. Any woman who might nfforU 
to travel to Reno for her divorce 
and bftthe her pet poodle in milk 
Is not likely to chew gum and in- 
dulge in other shopgirl characteris- 
tlca, as this particular young lady is 
incongruously forced to do. 

However, there are a bu.shel of 
laughs in the playlet, and at one or 
two points they turn into howls. 
John Milton Hagen, the author, is 
the well-known publleity exi)ert 
■who has written several other dra- 
Biatlc works. 



GOLDEN BOUGH 



Edward Q. Kuatar Open* 
Carmel - By - the - Sea 



It At 



BRONCO BILLY JUDGMENT 

Shapiro-Bernateln'a Given Verdict 
for Moneys Advanced 



NEW PLAYS PRESENTED 






San Francisco, June 10. 
Edward G. Kuster who has spent 
a year abroad absorbing the newest 
ideas in theatre construction has 
completed his Theatre of the Golden 
Bough In Carmel-By-the-Sea, the 
literary colony near Monterey and 
last week formally opened It with 
"The Mother of Gregory," a play In 
verse founded on the old ballad 
"Annie of Lochroyan" and also Edna 
St. Vincent Millay's "Renascence" 
which was staged by Hedwiga 
Reicher. 

The Theatre of the Golden Bough, 
according to Kuster, is an experi- 
mental one, a sort of labaratory 
where new ideas in lighting and di- 
rection, staging and construction, 
are to be given close attention. 
Kuster says of it: 

"It has a huge plaster sky dome, 
a very large stage leading down to 
a forestage, which projects well into 
the audience and is connected with 
the auditorium by steps. The or- 
chestra is entirely hidden, the music 
room being lopated immediately be- 
low the forestage and the sound 
projected through specially con- 
trived risers of the steps leading 
from the forestage to the auditori- 
um." 

The Initial performance was en- 
tirely sold out. Parties from San 
Francisco and the bay cities jour- 
neyed to Carmel to attend. 



San Francisco, June 10. 

Judgment of $2,025 was awarded 
to Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. in the 
courts here against Gilbert M. 
(Bronco Billy) Anderson ae a result 
of the suit filed by the music pub- 
lishing firm for return of royalties 
and costs. 

According to the action, Shaptro- 
Ber.^stein alleged that in 1919 they 
entered into a contract with Ander- 
son, whereby the latter gave them 
unlimited rights to the mueic to be 
used in his musical adaptation of 
"I Love You." 

The contract called for a slx- 
njonths' minimum production In a 
reputable Kew York house and the 
publishers say they advanced An- 
derson 11,600 royalties. 

The show, It was alleged, passed 
away without ever leaving Cali- 
fornia. The Judgment of $2,025 
covered royalty advanced plus in- 
terest and costs. 



CAMBRIDGE OFF WOMEN 



OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY 



Only Personators of Feminine Roles 
in "Henry IV 



UTTLE THEATRES 



Patterned along the lines of the 
Moscow Art theatre, and the The- 
atre Guild, for the purpose of de- 
veloping performers in the seven 
arts, with a careful avoidance of 
commercialism, the new headquar- 
ters of the Seven Arts Playhouse, 
Los Angeles, has opened. "The Last 
Supper" and an episode from 
Schnitzler's "Anatol" were presented 
as the opening program in conjunc- 
tion with a bal masque. 

The following are officers: Dr. 
John W. TIeman, president; L. A. 
Parker, treasurer; John Gay ton, 
director of miscellany and housing; 
E^va Ettleson, secretary; Kenneth 
Chamberlain, art director; Alice 
Lawrence, dance director; Egbert 
Pettey, drama director, and Bertha 
Kaisley, music director. 



"Fifty Miles From Boston** was 
recently given for two performances 
by the St. Bridget players at 
Watervllet, N. Y. The principals 
included Eugene O'Hare, Charles 
U. McOmber, Mrs. W. J. Inglis, 
Clarence Leonard, Mrs. A. L. Kelly, 
James J. Gaynor, Mrs. Thomas 
Haynes, Great McOmber and 
Thomas Haynes. The Fisher Kids, 
well-known juvenile entertainers 
of Albany, amused between the acts 
on the first night, and Mike Mc- 
Tlgue, light heavyweight champion, 
gave a talk on boxing, the second 
night. 

Frank Trenor, a former profes^t 
sional actor, and "William Cox 
staged the musical comedy. 



London, June 10. 

Unlike Oxford, which loves to en- 
gage leading ladies for its univer- 
sity productions. Cambridge will 
have none of the fair sex on Its 
University Amateur Dramatic Club 
st^e. This being the case all the 
female parts in the forthcoming 
production' of Pirandello's "Henry 
IV" will be played by men. The 
production opens June 7. 

This Is the first time this play has 
been done in English and a previous 
production of the same author's 
"Six Characters in Search of an Au- 
thor" was banned to the general 
public. 



CHI MUSICIANS' DEMAND 



Want 20 Per Cent Increase and Pay 
During Layoff 

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Chicago, June 10. 

The musicians of Chi are asking 
for a 20 per cent increase in sala- 
ries In all theatres. 

They also demand that when a 
show brings in its own orchestra, 
the house orchestra must receive 
full pay during the layoff instead of 
half pay as they are now getting. 

This demand also goea^ when 
shows bring in special men for cer- 
tain Instruments when those instru- 
ments are being used in the house 
orchestra. 



MERSEREAU'S DIVORCE 



Husband, Geo. McCormick, Threat- 
ened Her with Butcher Knife 



Booth Tarklngton's "Seventeen" 
was given by the senior class of 
Hope HiKh School, Providence. last 
Frid.iy evening in the school hall be- 
fore a. capacity audience. 

Florence H. Slack directed the 
play, while A. Woodbury Calder, 
Jr., acted as stage directer. Prop- 
erties were in charge of Miss Helen 
E. Butts, assisted by Elizabeth H. 
Orme. Dancing to music of the 
Boylan Orchentra followed the play. 



San Francisco, June 10. 

Vema Mersereau, Pacific coast 
dancer and stock actress, obtained 
a divorce from her husband, George 
McCormick, here last week on the 
grounds of cruelty. 

In her complaint, Mrs. Mersereau 
charged that during a drinking 
party her husband wielded a butcher 
knife and threatened to decapitate 
her. .She also chargeiLjthat he left 
her after writing a note announcing 
his intention to remain away for 
all time. 



THE DEPTHS 

Boston, June 10. 
The Americai> premiere of Hans 
Mueller's sordid drama of the red- 
light section, translated into "The 
Depths," occurred last night at the 
Selwyn, with Jane Cowl and Roilo 
Peters, supported by six players from 
her repertoire company. 

The end-of-the-scason production 
was made solely to hold the Ameri- 
can rights under an option guaran- 
teeing a first-class production before 
June 10. The option was held by 
Dr. Adolph Klauber and the Selwyns. 
Miss Cowl has been on ^he hunt 
for a strong modem drama that 
would be exclusive to her and which 
could be added to her Shakespearean 
repertoire to add a measure of nov- 
elty. She's found it. • 

"The Depths" is probably as sordid 
a dramatization of the perils of pros- 
titution as ever hurried mother and 
daughter out of a Boston playhouse. 
As a medium for emotional acting it 
Is a personal triumph for Jane Cowl, 
and will make an Ideal extra matinee 
offering for her. 

Playing with a supporting cast of 
only seven and in two tenement bed- 
room InterIors,nt Is a relatively sim- 
ple show to add to her present 
Shakespearean repertoire. 

The story concerns a real dyed-in- 
the wool lady of the underworld who 
falls In love with a youthful com- 
poser (Mr. Peters). He finds what 
she Is, heroically takes her to his 
attic and hides her for a few months. 
His mother lives on the street floor 
of the lodging house, delightfully in- 
different to the experiment. 

Nature unexpectedly takes its 
course. The young composer's cyn- 
ical male friend tries to prove he can 
break down the barriers of her re- 
form, and almost succeeds at the 
second act curtain. She is angry at 
being hidden, and finally wanders in 
late one evening with some loose 
and Illicit change. After he gets a 
bit fretful about her casual liaison 
and after his mother philosophizes 
with her, she ends the show by 
Jumping from either a fourth or a 
fifth story window to a late curtain. 
Last night's opening was a ca- 
pacity turnaway, and the week will 
probably gross around $14,000, with 
one of the sweetest profits of the 
season. 

Mi6s Cowl does not plan a second 
week, fearing a bad weather break 
and because of plans for Europe. 

Marion Evenson, Edith Van Cleve, 
Jennie Eustace, Vernon Kelso and 
Jessie Ralph are other players. Miss 
Eustace scored big in the mother's 
role. 

LUib«y. 



Julio and Romyette 



San Francisco, June 10. ' 

Originally scheduled for produce 
tlon at Wilkes' Majestic, Los An- 
geles, Mrs. (Catherine Chisholni 
Cushlng's new comedy, "Julio and 
Romyette" received its Initial pro- 
duction at Wilkes' Alacazar her-e 
last week with Genevieve Tobin 
starred and her sister Vivian in a 
prominent role. 

The piece, which Mrs. Cushing 
Insists upon styling a comedy, bor- 
ders more on farce. Unless treated 
as such It win not pass muster. 
The plot »s wabbly with illogical 
Incidents. As farce, and played 
from that angle. It might be ac- 
cepted. In Its present shape the 
opus drags miserably In the first 
and second acts, where the author 
permits her bevy of ultra-fiapperish 
fl&ppers to air their views on things 
generally, voicing "wise cracks" in- 
terminably, at the same time imbib- 
ing liberal "shots" of hard liquor. 
They down booze as fast and with 
as little effect as a hardened bar- 
room lounger of the "good old days." 

Much pruning is needed, and 
when tMs is done and "Julio and 
Romyette" Is offered as sheer farce 
and nothing but that, it probably 
will prove a very acceptable even- 
ing's entertainment. There is much 
to commend the piece in novelty 
and laughs and Mrs. Cushing seems 
to have written funnier dialog than 
anything this reviewer records In 
the past from her. 

The play Is certp.lnly a well-suited 
vehicle for Miss Tobln and she plays 
the herone with skill and sympathy. 

"Julio and Romyette" deserves to 
have the name of William Shake- 
spare as co-author, inasmuch as 
Mrs. Cushing has used his lines 
liberally, lifting the bard's dialog to 
fill In entire scenes between her 
own characters. In several places 
she has invented blank verse of her 
own to fit the mood of the incident. 

The play opens wtth a prolog at 
the gates of Sing Sing prison. It is 
past midnight. Two sleepy guards 
are nodding In booths on either side 
of the entrance. F'rqfn the inside 
come voices reciting lines from 
"Romeo and Juliet." The conversa- 
tion of the guards Informs us that 
a bunch of society actors are stag- 
ing a Shakespearean production for 
the Inmates. 

A trusty next appears to tell of 
how the "Romeo" of the troupe fell 
down in his lines and one of the 
"cons" in the audience picked up 
the cue and finished the scene with 
Juliet. 

Finally the actors appear and the 
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vived the custom of giving an an- 
nual play when they presented 
"Green Stockings" at the Congress 
theatre last week. 

The performance was directed by 
Elizabeth F. Gorman, instructor in 
English at the school. 



CommencinB with the fall term, 
the Art Iiintitutf! of Chicago, will 
add a department of dramatic art 
to its curriculum. Thomas Wood 
Stovfciis, known as the father of 
pageantry in this country, will be at 
the head of the departmerit. 

Until the Goodman Theatre of 
Dramatic Art is ready, Stevens' 
classes will give short plays in the 
Fullerton Hall. 



Guild's "Conquering Hero" 
The Theatre Guild has acquired 
"The Conquering Hero," by Allan 
Monkhouse, of the "Manchester 
Guardian" staff, for production in 
the United States next season. 

The play was a success when 
produced In England. 



Officers selected In Providence, 
R. I., at the annual meeting of The 
Players are president, William C. 
Dart; vice-presidents, Thomas Cros- 
by, Jr., and Farrand S. Stranahan; 
secretary, John Hutchins Cady; 
treasurer, Herbert L. Dorrance; 
auditor, Newton P. Hutchison. 
Total membership reported at 850. 



The Community Players, Hunt- 
ington Park, Calif., last week pre- 
sented "Within the Law'' at the 
High School auditorium. The cast 
was composed of members of 
former graduating classes of the 
high school, who present four or 
five plays a year. 



She Stoops to Conquer 

Playera* Olub'a third annual classic revival 
of comedy by Oliver Ooldamltb at the E^m- 
plre, titv^otk, for one weak, atarllns June 
9. ProlosVrltten by Oliver Herford, apoken 
by Henry B. Dizey In the character of 
Oeorge Bernhard Shaw, Play In five acta 
and four acenes. Produced under William 
Beymour'a direction; Alexander Leftwich, 
general atage manager. 

Sir Charlea Marlow Fraier Coulter 

Toung Marlow Basil Sydney 

Squire Hardcaatle Dudley Diggea 

George Hastings Paul McAllister 

Tony Lumpkin Krnt'st Glcndinning 

DIggory Henry K. Dizey 

Roger A. O, Andrews 

Dick John Daly Murphy 

Thomas Thoodore Balx;ock 

Stingo. .. .' Maclyn Arbucklo 

Siang J. M. Kerrigan 

Jeremy Frnncia Wilson 

Mat Muggins Milton Nobles 

Tom Twist Riil-crt McWade 

Aminadab Hurry Bereaford 

A Farmer Auguatin Duncan 

A Postillion John Davenport Seymour 

Mrs. Harilcastle Rtlle Shannon 

Kate Hardcastle Klsle Ferguson 

Constance Neville Helen Hayes 

A Msld Pauline lyird 

A Bar-Maid Selena Royie 



Thtf play Itself, first produced In 
1773, proved a long-winded, obvious 
entertainment, that has since had 
its basic idea adapted and adopted 
In sundry forms in condensed ver- 
sions and to far more fetching re« 
turns. 

The revival is but for one week. 
The balance of the week's scale is 
limited by a )5 top, with the doubl* 
admish again obtaining for Satur- 
day night. 

The auspicious cast struggled 
hard and not wholly in vain, but 
even they could not forestall that 
feeling of tiredness. Basil Sydney, 
Dudley Digges, Ernest Glendinning, 
Henry E. Dixey, Elsie Ferguson, and 
Helen Hayes contributed the most. 

The first nighters filled three- 
quarters of the lower fioor. Most 
contributed further to the Players' 
Club funds at two bits per four- 
page supplementary program, which 
consistod of .1 preface by Brander 
Matthews and a copy of Mr. Her- 
fords prolog. Ahel, 



Carillon Players, Morristown, N. 
J., recently gave three one-act 
plays, "Columbine," "Suppressed 
Desires" and "lie." 



The Mummers of St. Lawrence 
University will present "The Ri- 
The senior class of the Saratoga I vals" as the commencement play. 
Springs (N. Y.) High School re-' June* and T, "v 



A dlstlncuished audience, -'••in- 
guished by most paying $11 for first 
night seats, gave the I'layers' Club's 
revival of "She Stoops to Conquer" 
the air of an event Monday evening. 
The presentation soon dispelled this 
rare atmosphere, proving rather dis- 
appointing from every standpoint. 

The histrionics by a cast that 
looks like a charity benefit line-up 
were found wanting, both through 
lack of rehearsal and on other 
counts, and the comedy itself would 
have been put to shame for enter- 
tainment by almost any other style 
of comedy. 

Comparing the admission scales, 
burlesque at $1 is more entertaining 
in Inverse radio to the Oliver Gold- 
smith opus at $10. 

Henry E. Dixey Introduced the 
piece with a recitation of Oliver 
Herford's prolog that really required 
a Dixey to make it sound a' pealing, 
audibly. 



FLOSSIE 

A musical comedy in two acts produced by 
Charles Muiilgan at the I.yric June :t; score 
and l)ook by Armand RoW; lyrics by Ralph 
Murphy; dancea ataged by Jack Connors. 

Bessie .Alice Cavanaugh 

Flossie Doris Duncan 

Marie Jeanne Danjou 

Mr. Van Cortland Harry McNaughton 

N<lllc Mildred Kent 

Mildred Viola Holes 

Archie Sydney Grant 

S<-nor Don Ribelro Roljert Mamelurh 

Ttimmy Jack Wnldron 

Mrs. Van Cortland Rose Kessper 

Peggy Jane Van Ke'n 

Unole Kara Shep Carnp^ 

Chummy Kdward Fetherifton 

Filck and Fk>ck Handera and Mlilia 

Charle.s Mulligan, a new producer, 
brought the latest musical comedy 
offering to Broadway last week, the 
Lyric switching away from its 
usual picture policy. Armand Rdbl. 
formerly of Paris but who has hem 
In New York five years, wrote both 
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LARGER PICTURE aRCUrrS SAY THEY 
Will GIVE PUBUC BENEFTT OF TAX 



Exhibitor-Organization Issuing No Instructions on 
Matter— Individual Action by Members— Loew's 

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Cutting 60c Scale to 50c 

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With the admission tax up to 50 
eents repealed, all of the exhibitor- 
organizations have claimed and ac- 
cepted credit for the winning of the 
flght, the qucBtion remains as to 
whether the public is to get the 
benefit of the tax cut the law- 
makers in Washington intended as 
a relief to those who patronize the 
Included amusements. 

The bigger circuits are going out 
for a"tax cut to the public. Harold 
Franklin, for the Famous Players 
theatres, has stated a cut in admis- 
sions up to 50 cents would mean the 
wiping out of the tax. Marcus Loew 
•aid the houses of the Loew Circuit 
would give the public- the benefit of 
the cut and in some instances where 
the admission charge is now 60 
cents including tax, it will come 
down to 50 cents, an actual saving 
t>t 10 cents. The Fox Circuit is also 
to cut. 

The bigger picture houses on 
Broadway, Strand ar.d Capitol, have 
not decided as yet. The Rialto and 
Rlvoli will only be affected on their 
matinee prices for the orchestra 
seats, which will be 50 cents Instead 
of 55, and the balcony, 32 Instead 
of 35. 

None of the exhibitor-organiza- 
tions has voiced themselves. Those 
locally represented In New Yor'' 
State will not take any official no- 
tice of the iper.sure but will leave 
the lifting of the tax to their mem- 
bers as individuals They assert the 
greater part of their membership 
has been absorbing the tax; instead 
©f charging the public an admis- 
sion of 27 cents of whch two cents 
was tax, they charged 25 cents and 
paid the government two cents out 
of that. 

The ruling obtained by the Hays 
organization through its Washing- 
ton representative, Jack Connelly, 
from the Internal Revenue Depart- 
ments, says the lifting of the tax 
becomes effective July 3. Deputy 
Commissioner R. M. Estes also 
ruled thai the return for tax on 
admissions under the old act for 
the first two days of July might 
be made on the June form, but th.T 
the tax for June and the two Ju'.y 
days must be filed before July 31. 

The seating tax repeal is effective 
June 30. After that date no special 
tax stamps are required by the pro- 
prietors of theatres. 

The rulings were forwarded to 
the Hays office by letter and will 
be given out officially by the De- 
partment of Internal Revenue with- 
in a few days. 



GUY M. WOODS ON TOAL 
FOR MANSLAUGHTER 

Charged With Killing 3 People 

in Auto Collision— Liquor 

Figures 

' Los Angeles, June 10. 

Guy M. Woods, location man for 
a picture studio, is on trial for 
manslaughter under a charge of 
having killed two women and a 
man in an automobile collision Feb. 
18. 

The prosecution alleges Woods 
had several bottles of liquor In the 
machine and his breath smelled of 
it when taken to the hospital suf- 
fering from injuries received. He 
was but recently discharged from 
the Institution. 

The smashup occurred when 
Woods' car collided with that of 
the Rev. Roger Sherman, in which 
auto the people who were killed 
were riding. 

The case Is before Superior Judge 
Reeve. 



CANADA GETS LEAD M 
FOREIGN FILM IMPORTS 



Decrease of U. S. Pictures for 

April as Against April, 1923 

—16,000,000 Feet Used 

in Canada 



Varioty-Clipper Biirsau 
Evans Bldg., Washington 

June 10. 

April, 1*24, discloses another 
drop In tha footage of picture fllnis 
exported as compared with April, 
1923. A drop was also noted in 
comparing March of the present 
year with March of 1923. 

According to figures just made 
public, these two successive drops 
are not alarming, as when taking 
the 10 months of the fiscal year and 
making comparisons with the same 
period last year there is a decided 
increase. 

Canada has Jumped into the lead 
as the greatest importer of Amer- 
ican-produced pictures, with the 
footbge going Into that country 
during the ten months ending with 
April 30, 1924, m excess of 16,000,000 
feet. 



JURY DEADLOCKED 

Jurors Couldnt AjrM en Case of 
James Calnay, Fj^rh Promotar 

San Francisco, June 10. 

James Calnay, who claimed to t)e 
a motion picture promoter, was 
tried In the Superior Court on a 
ccharge of conspiracy to obtain 
money under false pretenses, and 
dismissed, the Jurors being hope- 
lessly deadlocked at 9 to 8 for con- 
viction. 

Calnay is charged with receiving 
sums of from $250 to $150 from 
various women on his promise to 
star, or feature, them in a produc- 
tion alluded to as, "Nobody's Child." 
Mrs. Marie Calleaux gave up $1,600, 
on the understanding that her 4- 
year-old daughter would be the 
star of the picture. 

The promoter fled to Los Angeles, 
it is charged, and was arrested 
there and brought here for trial. 



FOX-SHEEHAN WITH "ASSISTANCr 
PLUGGING EXHIBITORS HERALD" 



BINDERIIPS OMAHA 
'mACKUSr TRIAL 



Suing for $750,000 Undei; 
Sherman Law— 18 Film j 
Companies Defendants 



MUSK MEN WIN AGAINST 
FlUI EXHIBITORS 



Federal Judge Renders Deci- 
sion Against Picture Men on 
Copyright Violation 



Sol M. Wurtzel on Coast SoHciU Picture Players for 
Advertising Through James Ryan, Casting Direc- 
tor — "Graciously Requesting" '^ '—^ — 



IGNORES K. K. K. 

Mayor Permits Sunday Movies 
Despite Klan's Demand 



Warren, O., June 10. 

The Trumbull County Ku KIux 
Klan by resolution recently de- 
manded that all movinj,' pictures in 
the county be stopped on Sunday. 
Mayor J. H. MarRhall of Warren 
has announced that he will permit 
fiunday pictureH. 

"I win not lend my aid to the 
Wishes of .1 minority to force their 
will upon the majority," said the 
JUayor. 



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KEARN'S DEFENSE 



I.,os Angeles, June 10. 

Jack Kearns, manager of Jack 
Itempsey, han filed In the Superior 
Court his answer to the civil action 
brought by Mary C Tcnney ngainKt 
him for $100,000 damages. His 
answer Is .a categorical denial to 
all of the woman's charges. She 
alleged that he gave her narcotics 
and' attempted to attack her. 

The answer alleges the suit was 
brought as a means of extorting 
ttioney improperly from Kearns. 



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«'U'S" DETEOIT HOUSE 

Detroit, June 10. 



Universal is now operating the 
Broadway-Strand, which will close 
July 6 for four weeks and rCopen 
I Vfth "The Signal Tower," contlnu- 
Iklg with "U" pictures until Janu- 
ary 3. 

Elwyij !^^n)Qjur75ii)ate»aB A^ufff 
luanaser. 



Los Angeles, June 10. 
William Fox and Winfield R 
Sheehan, general manager of the 
Fox Film Corporation, have a 
hobby to turn out the greatest 
achievement In picture journalism 
In the form of a Fox edition to he 
published in the "Exhibitors' Her- 
ald" this month. 

As a rule, when they have some 
especial task, which might cause 
embarrassment to directors, actors 
or executives' employed by them, 
the task is assigned to .Sol M. Wurt- 
zel, general supervising director ot 
the Fox West Coast Studios. 

There are some 200 or more actors 
who have been on the Fox payroll 
for a short or long time in the past 
year and who have earned $100 or 
upward a week, as well as direc- 
tors, assistants and executives who 
have been called upon In a most 
gracious way to cater to the "hob- 
by" of the heads of the firm by tak- 
ing advertising in the special edi- 
tion of the "Exhibitors' Herald." 

Wurtzel in this Instance delegated 
.to James Ryan, casting director at 
the studios here, the task of bring- 
ing to the attention of the players 
the fact that the number will be 
published. Ryan carried out the 
mission by sending out 500 or more 
letters to players who had worked 
for Fox during the past year in 
which he outlined the plan and pur- 
pose of this edition. 

A Variety reporter who mean- 
dered out to >Iollywood ran Into a 
number of actors who were dis- 
cussing the letters received from 
Ryan. 

One had worked a week for the 
concern during the past year and 
felt very much put out he was 
called upon at this time to con- 
tribute to a special edition. He 
said he had not had any work 
within the past four months but 
that It looked as though he would 
have to "dig coin" and send In for 
an advertisement if he wanted to 
get a look-in at the Fox plant In 
the future. 

The Variety reporter got hold of 
a copy of one of the communlca- 



Judge Van Valkenburgh, In the 
Federal District Court for West- 
ern Missouri, has handed down a 
decision 11 motion picture exhibi- 
tors in as many suits by music 
publishers for copyright infringe- 
ments. In each case $250 minimum 
damages, court costs and counsel 
fees are awarded the plaintiffs and 
in the aggregate, according to the 
American Society of Composer^, 
Authors and Publishers, a sum 
which would have paid these ex- 
hibitors' music license fees for the 
next 10 years. 

Attorney Remick suc^ John G. 
HIatt and the Gllham Theatre Co. 
in two separate actions; Feist 
named Joseph Stockdale, A. K. 
Broussard and J. T. Wilson defend- 
ants in three suits; Broadway 
Music Co. sued Stockdale, as did 
Stark & Cowan; Jack Mills, Inc., 
sued Broussard and Berlin, Inc., 
had claim againt H. H. Barrett and 
A. M. Eisner. 



Omaha, June 10. 

Trial of the suit for $750,000 as 
triple damages under the Sherman 
anti-trust law sought by Charles 
S. Blnderup, former exhibitor of 
Minden, Neb., against 18 motion 
picture producing companies, who 
Blnderup claims forced him out of 
business. Is gojing on In the United 
States Court tiere. Plaintiff asks 
for $249,000. If he wins a verdict 
the damages will be increased three 
times. 

An exceptional array of legal 
talent stands opposed in the court 
room. William Seabury and Willard, 
McKay and Keogh of New York, 
represent the film companies, to- 
gether with Arthur Mullen, Halleck 
Rose and Eugene Blazer of Omaha. 
Blnderup Is represented by A. P. 
Anderbudy of Minden, ex-Senator 
Norris Brown, Judge Irving Baxter 
and Dana Van Duzen of Omaha. 

Blnderup was a farmer near Min- 
den, a town of 1,559. He opened a 
hardware store there and, acquiring 
a little capital, opened a motion 
picture theatre. He built up a 
chain of five theatres and later in- 
creased this to 28 _ in various 
Nebraska towns. 

In 1919 he had trouble with the 
Omaha Film Board of Trade, fol- 
lowed by his suit in which he 
claimed the film industry had "put 
him out of business." The lower 
court decided he had no case. The 
appeals court sustained the lower 
court, but the United States Su- 
preme Court reversed the State 
courts and ordered the trial. The 
trial will continue about two weeks. 

Blnderup took the stand and told 
the details of his troubles v.-ith the 
18 defendant companies. He ex- 
plained that he had been put on 
the "blacklist," despite his denials 
that his business affairs were In 
order, and that he had committed 
no violations as a result of which 
he might be eligible to censure from 
the Film Board of Trade. 



OFFER FOR CONSTANCE 



ville Company, which operates the 
West Coast studios. 
It read as follows: 
"Mr. Sol. M. Wurtzel, ou» gen- 
eral supervisor, has asked my per- 
sonal co-operation in making the 
big special Fox edition ot the 'Ex- 
hibitors' Herald,' to be published 
early next month, to tell all the 
world about the productions we 
have made, and are about to make. 
We want to make it, and have the 
promise of Mr. Martin J. Quigley, 
publisher of the 'Exhibitors' Her- 
ald,' that it will be the greatest 
achievement ever known in motion 
picture journalism. 

"The Fox organization is placing 
150 pages of its own in this num- 
ber, and stars, directors and studio 
executives have all contracted for 
at least one page. In order that it 
may be truly representative of big 
things Fox is doing, we want it to 
contain advertisements from the 
players who have been in Fox pro- 
ductions during the past year. 

"This edition has become a 'hob- 
by' with Mr. Ftfx aijd Mr. .Sheehan, 
the general manager of our com- 
pany, and wires coming in daily 
from the east are to the effect that 
we studio executives must give 
Harry Hammond Beall and Sam 
W. B. Cohen, who are handling the 
edition for the West Coast Studios, 
every possible bit of co-operation. 

"I feel that our relations have 
been such that we arc not tres- 
passing In asking your support in 
this matter and your serious con- 
sideration of this propo8lt,ion will 
be considered a personal favor to 
me. I have already told Mr. Wurt- 
zel, I am sure we can count upon 
your co-operation. Cordially yours, 
"James Ryan, 
"Casting Director." 

"P. S. — I am enclosing contract 
blank and ask that yoii All same in 
as to the largest amount of space 
you can possibly take and return 
same to me at your earliest con- 
venience at this studio, as the copy 
dead line will be shortly offer 
June 1. 

"The rates are $110 a page; $55 
one-half page and $30 for one- 
fourth page. Where photographs 
are to be reproduced there will be 



Conaideration of 1^15,000 Above Con- 
tract Reported — Doubted in New 
York 



From reports received in New 
York City producers on the West 
Coast have asked Constance Tal- 
madge to star in a picture, the 
special consideration over and 
above the contract being $15,000. 
This Is taken to mean that Miss 
Talmadge has been asked to ap- 
pear in a picture other than those 
produced by Joseph M. Schenck, to 
whom she is under contract. 

The report is received with a lot 
of reserve. In the Metropolis, in 
view of the long time contract she 
signed^ with her brother-in-law. 



PICTURES REVEAL ERROR 



Judges Misplaced Men at Cambridge 
Track Meat — May Be Adopted 



FILM WINS CASE 



Results 



in $37,000 Verdict Against 
Traction Company 



New Orleans, June 10. 

Motion pictures figured largely la 
the trial of the action of James Can« 
trelle, 18, who had both limbs am-* 
putated under a street c^. 

The railway corporatlOI^ said that 
passengers were not allowed to rlda 
on t^e steps of the cars, but th* 
film was shown to prove that thou« 
sands of passengers ride on the stepA 
of the cars when crowded. 

The action was tried before Judg* 
Jje Blanc in the Civil Dlstrkt Court 
and resulted In a decision in favoi* 
of Contrelle for $37,000. 



tlon|i. It was written on the sta- a slight extra charge for engrnv- 
ti'oncry Vf "tliV Wnnim T?'ox" Vautle- 1 rng* "■ '"""V: Tt."' ' 



Cambridge, Mass, June 10. 

The motion pictures taken of the 
inter-collegiate meet last week 
allowed the judges were in error In 
placing W. R. Chase of Harvard 
third in the second heat of the 100- 
yard dash, instead of Barber of Cali- 
fornia. The picture revealed that 
Barber just nipped Deck of Colum- 
bia, and Sullivan of Boston at the 
tape, with Chase sixth and Irfst. 

The pictures have been hailed by 
both officials and coaches as a solu- 
tion of many problems of this char- 
acter. 



Police "Reporter's" Discovery 

New Bedford, Mass., June 10. 

Detective Sergeant Raymond Ham- 
mersley, assigned by Mayor Rem- 
ington to the office of "Theatrical 
Police Reporter," closed his first 
week by reporting he had discovered 
no violations. 

But he did learn that exhibitors 
In motion picture theatres are tak- 
ing a weekly loss of from $80 to 
$100 because none of the 14 the- 
atres care to evade the law which 
makes it a misdemeanor to admit 
children unaccompanied by a per- 
son at least 21 years old after, 6 p. m. 

So far as "Obscene and Indecent" 

3|lctures are concerned, Hammersley 
aid he saw none. ' '' 



WOULD EECOVER $2,920 

Los Angeles, June 10. 

Trial of the action of Paul Caze- 
netlve against Charles DeRochOi 
actor, was begun this week^Caze- 
neuve sues on an assigned claim to 
recover $2,920 for services ren- 
dered by Louis P. Verande, of 
Paris, who assigned his claim to 
Cazcneuve. 

Three year.s ago, it is stated, De- 
Roche (whose name is DeRoch- 
fort) agreed to pay Verante a com- 
mission on all picture engagements 
obtained by Verante over a period 
of two years. DeRoche is now W 
Europe. 



HUSBAITD MUST EXPLAIN 

Los Angeles, June 10. 

Joan Trevor, who is being sued 
by Norman Howell for divorce, tes- 
tified in her cross-complaint against 
Howell that the co-respondent, 
Philip Knaggs, was Introduced to 
her by her husband. Howell didn't 
appear in court. 

Because of the peculiar circum- 
stances attached to the case. Judge 
Summerfleld directed th: t Howell 
appear next week and explain. 

His wife said that Howell had 
forgiven her and lived with her 
after her relations with Knaggs had 
become known. 



INCE ADDING EXTENSIONS 

Los Angeles, June 10. 
Thomas H. Ince has started work 
upon the construction of a new 
stage 100x160 at his Culver City 
studios. He Is also to ereat two 
'liddilfloAal MlnttiliftidtlOd bulldl<>C[«. 



W«dn«id«y, Jun* ^^» *^ 



PICTURES 



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VARIETY 



21 



OPERATION OF 50 (£NT TAX REPEAL 
AND CREDIT FOR BILL'S PASSAGE 



Commissioner Advises Will H. Hays of Interpreta- 
tion of Amusement Clause-^-Congressman Men- 
tions Successful Efforts of Jack Connolly, Also 
for Seat Tax Removal 



Variaty-Ctippar BuraaH, 
Evana BIdg, Waahington, 

June 10. 

A Btatement from the Commls- 
iloner., ^ Internal Revenue ad- 
dressed to Will H. Haya clarines the 
Bituatlon as to when the exhibitors 
are to have advantagre of the re- 
peal of the 10 per cent tax on ad- 
missions up to and iacludins the 
SOicent Bate- Several orcanlzationd 
of exhibitors have planned to re- 
move the tax on various dates, some 
prior to July 3. If such action is. 
taken, thpy will be liable for the 
payment of the usual 10 per cent. 

The following statement from the 
Commissioner concisely sets forth 
tiie situation: 

"Secticii 500 of the Revenue Act 
of 1924, v.-hlch supersedes section 
800 of the Revenue Act of 1921, and 
under which admissions of 50 cents 
or less are not taxable, is effective 
on and after July 3, 1924. There- 
fore, admissions, where the price of 
admission is 50 cents or less are not 
taxable after that date. Section 
800 of the prior act remains in full 
force and effect to and including 
July 2. 

"Return of the tax on admissions 
under the old act for the first two 
days ot July may be made on the 
June form, but the tax for June 
and July should be Indicated sep- 
arately, and the return should be 
filed l>efore July SI. In other words, 
the fact that tax for July 1 and 2 
la included in the return for June 
does not operate to grant an ex- 
tension of time In respect to filing 
return covering the June tax. 

"The repeal of the tax upon the 
business of operating theatres Im- 
posed under the Revenue Act of 
1*21 Is effective June 30. 1924. 
Therefore no special tax sUmps 
are required of proprietors of thea- 
tre* for the period beginning July 
1, 1924." 

With the adjonrmnent of Con- 
fcress the various atatements com- 
ing from many organlratlona aa to 
their part In securing the repeal of 
the admission tax have^een read 
With m^ch interest by both Sena- 
tors and Congressmen here In 
Washington. 

Congressman Credits Connolly 

One of the members of the lower 
Branch of Congress, who has fol- 
lowed this repeal through from the 
beginning, stated to Variety's rep- 
tesentaUve that he had read with 
touch Interest 'the claims set forth 
oy the various factions for the vic- 
tory in the removal of the tax on 
admissions up to and Including 
liclteU costing 60 cents." This 
Congressman pointed out that the 
*^ocratic members of the Ways 
ana Means Committee were be- 
«eged by their colleagues to fore- 
Btau any repeal of any portion of 
"•.***• This Congressman sUted 
wat he gave this Information to 
JacK Connolly of the Will Hays or- 
ganization, who made personal ap- 
r^ »f° ®**^** member of the Ways 
">a Means Committee, as well as 
mcticaliy every opposing Demo- 
wauc Congressman and had the 
wpeal proviso put back In the meas- 

*■ for the seat tax, this same 
I:;°"f''f»«nan stated that he had 
^i the recent statement in Va- 
««iil **'® *"«<=* that Mr. Con- 
nolly was Instrumental in having 



Hollywood Home Raided 

Los Angeles, June 10. 

The police raided the Holly- 
wood home of Dorothy Wal- 
lace, screen actress, which 
had been rented to Charles 
Qordoii of San Francisco. 

They arrested six crap game 
players and confiscated vari- 
ous gambling outfits Sunday 
morning. 



PRODUCERS FIGURING TO 
REVISE SKILLED SCALE 



Want to Rearrange Wage and 

Work of Carpenters and 

Electricians on Sets 



Lcs Angeles, June 10. 

Several of the film studios have 
been conferring rrgarding the revi- 
sion of the matter of scale-paid 
carpenters and electricians now em- 
ployed on sets by them. 

In the past the carpenters and 
electricians have been paid by the 
hour for working time, with the re- 
sult that in many instances the sal- 
ary and overtime have been very 
heavy. 

The plan discussed is to offer car- 
penters a flat {45 a week for an 
eight-hour day. which would about 
cut in half the present wage, as the 
men get 87^ cents an hour for the 
first eight and )1.3S an hour for 
overtime. This help is non-union 
in all studios. 

With respect to the handling of 
the electricians it Is the plan of the 
studios to have them get their set- 
up ready for the actual work of the 
picture. When this is accomplished 
and the director begins work the 
men are to be sent back to the shop, 
with no provisions made for over- 
time, as Is the case at present, as 
the men stay on the sets. until the 
director finishes his work. 

The studio heads who have fig- 
ured the new plan calculate the 
savings In this respect would be 
very big, as a great portion of the 
electricians after making the "set- 
up" are In the way, while the pic- 
tura Is being Uken. They claim 
that only a small number are re- 
quired for the actual production 
work. 

If thU plan la carried through 
following one set-up the men In- 
stead of being kept on the particu- 
lar stage where It is made will be 
used for other set-ups which can 
not be done at present, as they are 
kept on the one stage until the 
shooting Is completed for the day. 



50-YEAR-OLD WffE 
DITORaNG 23-YEAR-OLD 



Georglana Gardner • Smith in 

Reno Getting Rid of 

Allen Bruce 



Los Angeles, June 10. 

Arthur W. Smith, known as Allen 
Bruce On the screen and also as the 
"$100-a-day fiance" because bis 
wife, prior to (heir marriage, gave 
him that amount, has been sued for 
divorce by Oeorglana Oardner- 
Smlth in Reno. 

Mrs. Gardner came here 12 years 
ago as the widow of Al Miller, St. 
Louts railroad man, and mar<-lied Dr. 
Gardner, whom she divorced after 
seven years. She later . figured in 
several escapades and was sued for 
110,000 In an alienation oif affecfiohs 
suit. Two years ago l>he iiiet Smith 
and after their Joint arrest for par- 
ticipating in wild parties, the coiiple 
married. 

Mrs. Smith Is 60 years old and 
her huslmnd 23. .The complaint In 
the divorce action charges non- 
support. 

Smith is now in a sanitarium suf- 
fering from shattered health. 



NEW N. W. HOUSE 



E. A. Schiller Will Survey Territory 
For Matro-Ooldwyn 



E. A. Schiller, the theatre expert 
in the Metro-Goldwyn Corp. of- 
fices, leaves New Tork this week 
to make a survey ot the northwest 
field and report back on the ad- 
visability of building theatre In Se- 
attle, Portland and Spokane for the 
Metro-Goldwyn product. 

This territory Is pretty well 
covered by the many houses con- 
trolled by Jensen & Von Herberg. 
Jen^n & Von Herberg have bad 
their own way in picking pictures 
from all the programs up to now. 

The Metro-Goldwyn people ex- 
pect William R. Hearst to retain 
his theatra owning association 
with them. Hearst U 60-60 with 
Ooldwyn In the Blus Mousa houses 
in those cities. They are too small 
for the higb-prlced pictures. 

J. O. Von Berber* Is the First 
National Cranchisa holder for that 
section of the country. 



FOX LEASES CENTRAL 

Also Wsnts Second B'way Houi 
Has Five Big Pieturas 



this 



repealed and stated such was 



Sr. "u*" ^* named several exhlbl 
■t.!., .u '*'** »***«"* on the witness 
V«a they did not object to the seat 
«.« a